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    Response to Mark Fettes’ Review of The New Significance of Learning: Imagination’s Heartwork

    Hogan, Padraig (2011) Response to Mark Fettes’ Review of The New Significance of Learning: Imagination’s Heartwork. Studies in Philosophy and Education, 30 (3). pp. 323-325. ISSN 0039-3746

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    I’m grateful to Mark Fettes for taking the time to review my book in an essay length piece. Yet I’m quite surprised to discover that the review largely bypasses the book’s central theme. That theme is an exploration of the claim that education is a practice in its own right. Far from being a ‘familiar complaint’, this claim is a rarely-made one, even by today’s more forceful critics of bureaucratic control of education. Far from being the plea of a well-meaning moderate moreover, it is a radical idea on any historical appraisal; as unwelcome to many of today’s Western governments as were the claims of previous times for extending the electoral franchise to non-land holders, religious dissenters, women, or diverse ethnic groups. For these reasons the historical-philosophical account of the colonisation of education in the book’s Introduction and opening chapter is crucial.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Mark Fettes; Review; Significance; Learning; Imagination;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Education
    Item ID: 8585
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    Depositing User: Dr. Padraig Hogan,
    Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2017 09:26
    Journal or Publication Title: Studies in Philosophy and Education
    Publisher: Springer Verlag
    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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