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    Philosophy of education in a new key: Exploring new ways of teaching and doing ethics in education in the 21st century
    with Rachel Anne Buchanan, Daniella Jasmin Forster, Samuel Douglas, Sonal Nakar, Helen J. Boon, Treesa Heath, Paul Heyward, Laura D’Olimpio, Joanne Ailwood, Scott Eacott, Sharon Smith, and Marek Tesar
    Educational Philosophy and Theory 54 (8): 1178-1197. 2022.
    Within the rough ground that is the field of education there is a complex web of ethical obligations: to prepare our students for their future work; to be ethical as educators in our conduct and teaching; to the ethical principles embedded in the contexts in which we work; and given the Southern context of this work, the ethical obligations we have to this land and its First Peoples. We put out a call to colleagues whose work has been concerned with the pedagogies of professional ethics, the eth…Read more
  • Introduction
    Educational Philosophy and Theory. forthcoming.
    Contemporary Chinese Marxist Social Outlook and Philosophy of Education is the second of two special issues organized by the Journal of Educational Philosophy and Theory (EPAT).The first special is...
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    Naming the multiple: poststructuralism and education (edited book)
    Bergin & Garvey. 1998.
    Poststructuralism--as a name for a mode of thinking, a style of philosophizing, a kind of writing--has exercised a profound influence upon contemporary Western thought and the institution of the university. As a French and predominantly Parisian affair, poststructuralism is inseparable from the intellectual milieu of postwar France, a world dominated by Alexandre Kojève's and Jean Hyppolite's interpretations of Hegel, Jacques Lacan's reading of Freud, Gaston Bachelard's epistemology, George Cang…Read more
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    Writing the Self: Wittgenstein, Confession and Pedagogy1
    Journal of Philosophy of Education 34 (2): 353-368. 2000.
    In this paper I investigate ‘the confessional’ as an aspect of Wittgenstein's style both as a mode of philosophising and as a mode of ‘writing the self’, tied explicitly to pedagogical practices. There are strong links between Wittgenstein's confessional mode of philosophising and his life—for him philosophy is a way of life —and interesting theoretical connections between confessional practices and pedagogy, usefully explored in the writings of the French philosopher, Michel Foucault. The Inves…Read more
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    Information, Knowledge and Learning: Some Issues Facing Epistemology and Education in a Digital Age
    with Colin Lankshear and Michele Knobel
    Journal of Philosophy of Education 34 (1): 17-39. 2000.
    Philosophers of education have always been interested in epistemological issues. In their efforts to help inform educational theory and practice they have dealt extensively with concepts like knowledge, teaching, learning, thinking, understanding, belief, justification, theory, the disciplines, rationality and the like. Their inquiries have addressed issues about what kinds of knowledge are most important and worthwhile, and how knowledge and information might best be organised as curricular act…Read more
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    Education and the postmodern condition: Revisiting Jean-françois Lyotard (edited book)
    Journal of Philosophy of Education 29 (3). 1995.
    This paper re-examines Lyotard's notion of the postmodern condition in terms of its relevance and significance for education. The first section of the paper examines the Wittgensteinian role that Lyotard ascribes to philosophy in the postmodern condition. The second section, following Lyotard's discursive turn, locates the problem of the legitimation of education and knowledge in relation to capitalism. The final section provides a review of both Lyotard's responses to his critics and his reappr…Read more
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    Derrida, Pedagogy and the Calculation of the Subject
    Educational Philosophy and Theory 35 (3): 313-332. 2003.
    No abstract available.
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    US-China relations: Towards strategic partnerships
    Educational Philosophy and Theory 55 (5): 545-550. 2023.
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    Philosophy of education in a new key: On radicalization and violent extremism
    with Mitja Sardoč, C. A. J. Coady, Vittorio Bufacchi, Fathali M. Moghaddam, Quassim Cassam, Derek Silva, Nenad Miščević, Gorazd Andrejč, Zdenko Kodelja, Boris Vezjak, and Marek Tesar
    Educational Philosophy and Theory 54 (8): 1162-1177. 2022.
    This collective paper on radicalization and violent extremism part of the ‘Philosophy of education in a new key’ initiative by Educational Philosophy and Theory brings together some of the leading contemporary scholars writing on the most pressing epistemological, ethical, political and educational issues facing post-9/11 scholarship on radicalization and violent extremism. Its overall aim is to move beyond the ‘conventional wisdom’ associated with this area of scholarly research best represente…Read more
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    Philosophy of education in a new key: Constraints and possibilities in present times with regard to dignity
    with Klas Roth, Lia Mollvik, Rama Alshoufani, Rebecca Adami, Katy Dineen, Fariba Majlesi, and Marek Tesar
    Educational Philosophy and Theory 54 (8): 1147-1161. 2022.
    Human beings as imperfect rational beings face continuous challenges, one of them has to do with the lack of recognizing and respecting our inner dignity in present times. In this collective paper, we address the overall theme—Philosophy of Education in a New Key from various perspectives related to dignity. We address in particular some of the constraints and possibilities with regard to this issue in various settings such as education and society at large. Klas Roth discusses, for example, tha…Read more
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    Russia-China/China-Russia: Sino-Russian relations in the post-Soviet era
    Educational Philosophy and Theory. forthcoming.
    China, the most populous country in the world after India with 1.4 billion people, shares a 4200 km (2600 mi) border with Russia, the country with the world’s largest geographical territory, roughl...
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    In many ways, Ron Barnett’s academic oeuvre is unique. Without a doubt, he is one of the (if not the) most central founding academics of the research field ‘the philosophy of higher education’, whi...
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    Public Intellectuals, Viral Modernity and the Problem of Truth
    British Journal of Educational Studies 70 (5): 557-573. 2022.
    Public intellectuals today must be understood in relation to the concept of ‘viral modernity’, characterised by viral and open media and technologies of post-truth that reveal the dramatic transformations of the ‘public’, its forms and its future possibilities. The history, status and role of the public intellectual are constituted by both the network of law in liberal society and above all the primacy of the concept of freedom of expression. The task of public intellectuals was to define, analy…Read more
  • Science, truth and conspiracy in the age of Trump
    Educational Philosophy and Theory. forthcoming.
    ‘In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act’– George OrwellDonald Trump is on the come-back trail even although the ‘red wave did not originate at the midterms. Despite the deadly...
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    The emerging multipolar world order: A preliminary analysis
    Educational Philosophy and Theory. forthcoming.
    The model of world order has changed dramatically in the postwar era from the bipolarity between the US and Soviet Russia that characterized the Cold War, to a period of unipolarity after the fall...
  • Paulo Freire: the global legacy (edited book)
    with Tina Besley
    Peter Lang. 2014.
    This collection is the first book devoted to Paulo Freire's ongoing global legacy to provide an analysis of the continuing relevance and significance of Freire's work and the impact of his global legacy. The book contains essays by some of the world's foremost Freire scholars - McLaren, Darder, Roberts, and others - as well as chapters by scholars and activists, including the Maori scholars Graham Hingangaroa Smith and Russell Bishop, who detail their work with the indigenous people of Aotearoa-…Read more
  • Contesting governing ideologies: an educational philosophy and theory reader on neoliberalism (edited book)
    with Marek Tesar
    Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. 2017.
    Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Citation Information -- Introduction -- 1 Philosophy and Performance of Neoliberal Ideologies: History, Politics and Human Subjects -- 2 Neo-Liberal Education Policy and the Ideology of Choice -- 3 Varieties of Neo-Liberalism: a Foucaultian Perspective -- 4 The Labouring Sleepwalker: Evocation and Expression as Modes of Qualitative Educational Research -- 5 The Learning Society, the Unfinished Cosmopolitan, and Governing Education, Public Health and Cri…Read more
  • While traditionally identified as a practice-based endeavour, the many dimensions of teacher education raise important philosophical issues that emphasise the centrality of ethics to questions of relationality and professional practice. This second volume of the Educational Philosophy and Theory reader series demonstrates the continuing relevance of philosophical approaches to the field of teacher education. The collection of texts focuses on a wide range of topics, including teacher education i…Read more
  • Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Citation Information -- Introduction -- 1 The Philosophy of Early Childhood: Examining the Cradle of the Evil, Rational and Free Child -- 2 Child-Rearing: On Government Intervention and the Discourse of Experts -- 3 Out of Place: Economic Imperialisms in Early Childhood Education -- 4 The Politics of Processes and Products in Education: An Early Childhood Metanarrative Crisis? -- 5 Narrative Identity and Early Childhood Education -- 6 Global Crisis: Loc…Read more
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    Futures of Critical Theory: Dreams of Difference
    with Mark Olssen and Colin Lankshear
    Rowman & Littlefield. 2003.
    Reinvigorating critical theory by extending its range and its intellectual trajectories through strategies of inclusiveness that respect and build on parallel traditions, the authors reinterpret Nietzsche, Wittgenstein and Heidegger in relation to central figures and themes of critical theory.
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    In 2021 global sales in semiconductors reached $556 billion, with the US accounting for 46% of the global market, yet as Zhi Su (2022) reports: ‘The share of modern semiconductor manufacturing capa...
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    The aesthetics of collective writing: A Chinese/Western collective essay
    with Petar Jandrić, Ruyu Hung, Marek Tesar, Huajun Zhang, and Chengbing Wang
    Educational Philosophy and Theory. forthcoming.
    Michael A. PetersBeijing Normal UniversityThe ancient concept of ‘self-cultivation’ with its roots in Confucianism and Hellenistic philosophy can also be utilised as tool for understanding the prac...
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    Philosophy of education in a new key: Publicness, social justice, and education; a South-North conversation
    with Marek Tesar, Robert Hattam, Leah O’Toole, Lester-Irabinna Rigney, Kathryn Paige, Suzanne O’Keeffe, Hannah Soong, Carl Anders Säfström, Jenni Carter, Alison Wrench, Deirdre Forde, Sam Osborne, Lotar Rasiński, Hana Cervinkova, Kathleen Heugh, and Gert Biesta
    Educational Philosophy and Theory 54 (8): 1216-1233. 2022.
    Public education is not just a way to organise and fund education. It is also the expression of a particular ideal about education and of a particular way to conceive of the relationship between education and society. The ideal of public education sees education as an important dimension of the common good and as an important institution in securing the common good. The common good is never what individuals or particular groups want or desire, but always reaches beyond such particular desires to…Read more