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64%OFFRoberts, Peter, Freeman-Moir, John - Better Worlds: Education, Art, and Utopia (Critical Education Policy and Politics) - 9781498510851 - V9781498510851
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Better Worlds: Education, Art, and Utopia (Critical Education Policy and Politics)

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Description for Better Worlds: Education, Art, and Utopia (Critical Education Policy and Politics) Paperback. This book, with its attention to literature and the visual arts as well as traditional non-fiction sources, provides a distinctive, wide-ranging exploration of utopia and education. Utopia is examined not as a model of social perfection but as an active, ongoing, imaginative educational process - the building of better worlds. Series: Critical Education Policy and Politics. Num Pages: 196 pages. BIC Classification: JNA; JNF. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 229 x 153 x 15. Weight in Grams: 320.
Better Worlds: Education, Art, and Utopia provides a fresh examination of utopia and education. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach and drawing on literature and the visual arts as well as traditional non-fiction sources, the authors explore utopia not as a model of social perfection but as the active, imaginative building of better worlds. Utopian questions, they argue, lie at the heart of education, and addressing such questions demands attention not just to matters of theoretical principle but to the particulars of everyday life and experience. Taking utopia seriously in educational thought also involves a consideration of that which is dystopian. Utopia, ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Lexington Books
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2015
Series
Critical Education Policy and Politics
Condition
New
Number of Pages
196
Place of Publication
Lanham, MD, United States
ISBN
9781498510851
SKU
V9781498510851
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About Roberts, Peter, Freeman-Moir, John
Peter Roberts is professor of Education at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. He teaches philosophy of education and educational policy studies. John Freeman-Moir is senior lecturer in the College of Education at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, where he teaches utopian social theory, sociology of education, and philosophy of education.

Reviews for Better Worlds: Education, Art, and Utopia (Critical Education Policy and Politics)
Roberts and Freeman-Moir (both, Univ. of Canterbury, New Zealand) resist the typical notion of utopia as a perfect world. Their central claim is that utopia is a space in which to imagine better worlds. In chapter 1, the authors provide the reader with a substantial foundation from which to understand their central claim and provide examples within education and educational ... Read more

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