Navigating Through the Storm: Reinventing Education for Postmodern Democracies

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This book aims to systematically tackle the most severe crisis to ever beset Western education systems, which stems from the growing clash between the Platonic-modern civilization—still very much at the core of prevailing education systems—and the postmodern civilization which has become dominant in Western societies in the last generations. The book counters this crisis by radically and systematically rethinking education for postmodern democracies, beginning by comprehensively analyzing the main features of current postmodern "storms" along with their engulfing socio-cultural and educational implications, and proceeding to offer a theoretical and practical blueprint designed to harness these storms for optimally realizing the basic Humanistic values that should guide education in liberal democracies: personal autonomy, morality and dialogical belonging.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages446
ISBN (Electronic)9789087909796
ISBN (Print)9789087909772, 9789087909789
StatePublished - Jan 2010

Publication series

Name Educational Futures : Rethinking Theory and Practice
ISSN (Print)2214-9864


  • Educational change
  • Education
  • Enseignement
  • Éducation


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