Habermas, Critical Theory & Education by Mark Murphy & Ted Fleming
English | 2009-10-26 | ISBN: 0415806178 | PDF | 224 pages | 1,3 MB
The sociologist & philosopher Jurgen Habermas has had a wide-ranging & significant impact on underst&ings of social change & social conflict. However, there has been no concerted & focused attempt to introduce his ideas to the field of education broadly. This book rectifies this omission & delivers a definitive contribution to the underst&ing of Habermas's oeuvre as it applies to the field. The authors examine the contribution Habermas's theory has & can make to: pedagogy, learning & classroom interaction; the relation between education, civil society & the state; forms of democracy, reason & critical thinking; & performativity, audit cultures & accountability. Additionally, the book answers a range of more specific questions, including: what are the implications for pedagogy of a shift from a philosophy of consciousness to a philosophy of language?; What contribution can Habermas's re-shaping of speech act theory & communicative rationality make to theories of classroom interaction?; & how can his theories of reason & colonization be used to explore questions of governance & accountability in education?