Habermas, Critical Theory and Education

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-10-26
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This book delivers a definitive contribution to the understanding of Habermas's oeuvre as it applies to education. The authors examine Habermas's contribution to pedagogy, learning and classroom interaction; the relation between education, civil society and the state; forms of democracy, reason and critical thinking; and performativity, audit cultures and accountability.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Communication, Deliberation, Reason: An Introduction to Habermasp. 3
Key Issues and Debates in Habermas and Educationp. 17
Educational Implications of the Idea of Deliberative Democracyp. 19
Communicative Utopia and Political Re-educationp. 33
The Concept of Lifeworld and Education in Post-modernity: A Critical Appraisal of Habermas' Theory of Communicative Actionp. 47
Habermas, Eurocentrism and Education: The Indigenous Knowledge Debatep. 63
Forms of Rationality and Public Sector Reform: Habermas, Education and Social Policyp. 78
Habermas Applied: Critical Theory and Educational Provisionp. 95
Developing Competence in Collegial Spaces: Exploring Critical Theory and Community Educationp. 97
Condemned to Learn: Habermas, University and the Learning Societyp. 111
Learning Democratic Reason: The Adult Education Project of Jurgen Habermasp. 125
Citizenship, Discourse Ethics and an Emancipatory Model of Lifelong Learningp. 137
Practice and Theory of Narrative Inquiry in Educationp. 153
Educating Social Workers for Lifeworld and Systemp. 169
Jürgen Habermas, Critical Social Theory and Nursing Education: Implications for Caring in Nursingp. 185
Conclusionp. 199
Taking Aim at the Heart of Education: Critical Theory and the Future of Learningp. 201
Contributorsp. 208
Indexp. 212
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