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Education for “a better world”: is it still possible?

Pavel Zgaga (2011) Education for “a better world”: is it still possible?. Education Inquiry, 2 (2). pp. 331-343. ISSN 2000-4508

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    The belief in continuous progress towards a “better world” and the conviction that good is associated with knowledge and learning have a long tradition. On these bases, expectations have arisen that education substantially contributes to a “better world”. The paper reconsiders this contribution from the aspect of modern progress made in the internationalisation and globalisation of education. The concept of education is discussed in relation to the cosmopolitanism of the Enlightenment, 19th and 20th century nationalisms, 20th century internationalism, the “Europeanisation” process and the contemporary age of globalism. Against the “monocausal view” of globalism, the author reaffirms the recognition of a full range of educational purposes.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: better world, cosmopolitanism, nationalism, internationalism, globalism
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Divisions: Department of Education Studies > Chair of Psychology
    Item ID: 715
    Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2012 12:53
    Last Modified: 12 Apr 2012 12:53
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/715

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