Postmodernism and Education

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This article examines the impact of postmodernism on the philosophy of education. It explains that one of the most important elements of postmodernity is a growing awareness of the radical diversity and potential incommensurability of the different cultural forms of life that sustain groups and individuals and discusses postmodernists' denial that postmodernism is inherently apathetic or hostile to social or political action. It addresses the promise of and problems facing postmodern approaches to the philosophy of education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Education
EditorsHarvey Siegel
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199892181
ISBN (Print)9780195312881
StatePublished - Jan 2 2010


  • Cultural forms
  • Philosophy of education
  • Political action
  • Postmodernism
  • Radical diversity
  • Social action

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities


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