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    Europe and the World of Learning: Orthodoxy and Aspiration in the Wake of Modernity

    Hogan, Padraig (1998) Europe and the World of Learning: Orthodoxy and Aspiration in the Wake of Modernity. Journal of Philosophy of Education, 32 (3). pp. 361-376. ISSN 0309-8249

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    If Rome was for centuries the centre of power and influence for Christendom and the European world of learning associated with it, Brussels can claim to be such a twofold centre in the late twentieth century. The radical pluralism and postmodernist orientations which are now part of the Enlightenment legacy becloud the point that a new uniformity of belief and outlook - mercenary rather than spiritual - furnishes the context for most educational policy-making in European countries. Far from calling for a return to a patriarchal past, the paper attempts to sketch an understanding of education as a universally defensible practice, while addressing the challenges of both postmodernism and the new uniformity.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Europe; World of Learning; Orthodoxy; Aspiration; Modernity;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Education
    Item ID: 8594
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    Depositing User: Dr. Padraig Hogan,
    Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2017 15:37
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Philosophy of Education
    Publisher: Wiley
    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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