For a Radical Higher Education: After Postmodernism

For a Radical Higher Education: After Postmodernism

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780335208685
Publisher: Open University Press
Publication date: 07/28/2002
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Richard Taylor is Professor of Continuing Education, University of Leeds.

Jean Barr is Head of Department of Adult and Continuing Education at the University of Glasgow.

Tom Steele is Reader in Adult Education at the University of Glasgow.

Table of Contents

Introduction

The postmodernist position on higher education

Contexts

Postmodernism and politics
Revaluing the Enlightenment
the university and the educated public
Universities as epistemological communities

Policy development in higher education

The policy context
Contested concepts of lifelong learning
Community, globalization and learner autonomy
Professionalism and vocationalism

Conclusion

Radical perspectives for the new higher education
References
Index

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