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    Philosophy of education in a new key: Publicness, social justice, and education; a South-North conversation

    Biesta, Gert and Heugh, Kathleen and Cervinkova, Hana and Rasiński, Lotar and Osborne, Sam and Forde, Deirdre and Wrench, Alison and Carter, Jenni and Säfström, Carl Anders and Soong, Hannah and O’Keeffe, Suzanne and Paige, Kathryn and Rigney, Lester-Irabinna and O’Toole, Leah and Hattam, Robert and Peters, Michael A. and Tesar, Marek (2022) Philosophy of education in a new key: Publicness, social justice, and education; a South-North conversation. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 54 (8). pp. 1216-1233. ISSN 0013-1857

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    Public education is not just a way to organise and fund education. It is also the expression of a particular ideal about education and of a particular way to conceive of the relationship between education and society. The ideal of public education sees education as an important dimension of the common good and as an important institution in securing the common good. The common good is never what individuals or particular groups want or desire, but always reaches beyond such particular desires towards that which societies as a whole should consider as desirable. This does, of course, put the common good in tension with the desires of individuals and groups. Neo-liberal modes of governance have, over the past decades, put this particular educational set up under pressure and have, according to some, eroded the very idea of the common good. This set of contributions reflects on this state of affairs, partly through an exploration of the idea of publicness itself – how it can be rearticulated and regained – and partly through reflections on the current state of education in the ‘north’ and the ‘south.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Copyright: Institutional Repository, Subject Repository, PMC, +4 Embargo18 Months Cite As: Gert Biesta, Kathleen Heugh, Hana Cervinkova, Lotar Rasiński, Sam Osborne, Deirdre Forde, Alison Wrench, Jenni Carter, Carl Anders Säfström, Hannah Soong, Suzanne O’Keeffe, Kathryn Paige, Lester-Irabinna Rigney, Leah O’Toole, Robert Hattam, Michael A. Peters & Marek Tesar (2022) Philosophy of education in a new key: Publicness, social justice, and education; a South-North conversation, Educational Philosophy and Theory, 54:8, 1216-1233, DOI: 10.1080/00131857.2021.1929172
    Keywords: Public education; neo-liberalism; governance;
    Academic Unit: Centre for European and Eurasian Studies
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Anthropology
    Item ID: 16423
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    Depositing User: Hana Cervinkova
    Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2022 09:13
    Journal or Publication Title: Educational Philosophy and Theory
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis online
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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