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Understanding institutionalized education: towards a different philosophy of the school


Reichenbach, Roland (2020). Understanding institutionalized education: towards a different philosophy of the school. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholar Publishing.

Abstract

Currently, the school as an institution is faced with a number of controversial expectations on behalf of society and politics in view of its significance, effectivity, and instrumentality. Frequently applied tests and longitudinal studies should measure the performance level of our educational system constantly, but there is still an ongoing disagreement in terms of of the organisation of schools and curricula.

This book opposes the monopolizing of the school, arguing that it is irrelevant or guided by particular interests and recent tendencies that solely and primarily define the significance of school by its effectivity. The text defends the school as a place that should enable young people to become sociable and as a place of self-education. In doing so, it differentiates between pedagogical and extra-pedagogical tasks of schools, emphasises the importance of teachers as persons, and stresses the contributions of curricula and education that are fundamental for social cohesion, which are often not acknowledged in pedagogical theory.

The book’s plea addresses student teachers and teachers of all subjects and school levels, as well as everybody that is, directly or indirectly, affected by the transformation processes regarding this institution and who wants to engage in a pointedly critical discussion on current reforms.

Abstract

Currently, the school as an institution is faced with a number of controversial expectations on behalf of society and politics in view of its significance, effectivity, and instrumentality. Frequently applied tests and longitudinal studies should measure the performance level of our educational system constantly, but there is still an ongoing disagreement in terms of of the organisation of schools and curricula.

This book opposes the monopolizing of the school, arguing that it is irrelevant or guided by particular interests and recent tendencies that solely and primarily define the significance of school by its effectivity. The text defends the school as a place that should enable young people to become sociable and as a place of self-education. In doing so, it differentiates between pedagogical and extra-pedagogical tasks of schools, emphasises the importance of teachers as persons, and stresses the contributions of curricula and education that are fundamental for social cohesion, which are often not acknowledged in pedagogical theory.

The book’s plea addresses student teachers and teachers of all subjects and school levels, as well as everybody that is, directly or indirectly, affected by the transformation processes regarding this institution and who wants to engage in a pointedly critical discussion on current reforms.

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Item Type:Monograph
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Education
Dewey Decimal Classification:370 Education
Language:English
Date:10 August 2020
Deposited On:29 Jan 2021 13:16
Last Modified:29 Jan 2021 13:19
Publisher:Cambridge Scholar Publishing
Number of Pages:150
ISBN:9781527555105
OA Status:Closed

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