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Rancire, Public Education and the Taming of Democracy
     

Rancire, Public Education and the Taming of Democracy

by Maarten Simons, Jan Masschelein
 

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Rancière, Public Education and the Taming of Democracy introduces the political and educational ideas of Jacques Rancière, a leading philosopher increasingly important in educational theory. In light of his ideas, the volume explores the current concern for democracy and equality in relation to education.

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Rancière, Public Education and the Taming of Democracy introduces the political and educational ideas of Jacques Rancière, a leading philosopher increasingly important in educational theory. In light of his ideas, the volume explores the current concern for democracy and equality in relation to education.

  • The book introduces and discusses the works of Jacques Rancière, a leading philosopher increasingly important in the field of educational theory and philosophy
  • The volume will have a broad appeal to those in the field of education theory and philosophy, and those concerned with democracy, equal opportunities and pedagogy
  • Balanced in its introduction of the political and educational ideas of this author and in its exploration in line with his work of some important issues in education and policy today
  • Contributors from diverse countries and intellectual and cultural backgrounds, including the UK, US, Belgium, Sweden, Spain, France, Canada 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444338430
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/30/2011
Series:
Educational Philosophy and Theory Special Issues Series , #17
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)

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Meet the Author

Maarten Simons is Professor at the Centre for Philosophy of Education, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. His research interests include educational policy, political and social philosophy and educational theory, with a specific focus on new modes of governance, globalisation/Europeanization and the public role of (higher) education and teachers. His recent publications include The Learning Society from the Perspective of Governmentality (ed., Blackwell, 2007) and Re-reading Education Policies: Studying the Policy Agenda of the 21st Century (ed., 2009).

Jan Masschelein is Professor for Philosophy of Education at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. His primary areas of scholarship are educational theory, social and political philosophy, and critical theory. His research currently focuses on the 'public' role of education (both secondary and higher education) in the age of networks and on 'mapping' and 'walking' as critical research practices. His recent publications include The Learning Society from the Perspective of Governmentality (ed., Blackwell, 2007).

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