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Leaving Safe Harbors

Toward a New Progressivism in American Education and Public Life

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Leaving Safe Harbors by Dennis L. Carlson
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To rise to the challenges of postmodern culture, Carlson argues, progressivism 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. The author uses Platonic, Hegelian, Nietzschean, and Heideggerian "mythologies" to elaborate a progressive model that provides powerful ways of "thinking" democratic education and public life.

Author Biography

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
Release date NZ
November 21st, 2002
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
228
Dimensions
152x229x16
ISBN-13
9780415933773
Product ID
1668831

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