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Leaving Safe Harbors: Toward a New Progressivism in American Education and Public Life

Leaving Safe Harbors: Toward a New Progressivism in American Education and Public Life (Hardback)

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To rise to the challenges of postmodern culture, Carlson argues, progressives will need to leave the safe harbors of what is familiar and comfortable. A new progressivism can only be forged of a fundamental re-thinking and re-mythologizing of democratic education. Drawing upon cultural studies perspectives, Carlson interrogates philosophy through popular culture for mythologies that might guide such a progressivism. Carlson uses Platonic, Hegelian, Nitzschean, and Heideggerian "mythologies" to elaborate a progressive model that provides powerful ways of "thinking" democratic education and public life.

EducationEducation TheoryPhilosophy & theory of educationMoral & social purpose of educationPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociologySocial theory Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 27/09/2002 ISBN-13: 9780415933766  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Dennis Carlson is Senior Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Director of the Center for Education and Cultural Studies at Miami University of Ohio

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