K�12 Education as a Hermeneutic Adventurous Endeavor: Toward an Educational Way of Thinking

1st Edition

Doron Yosef-Hassidim

Routledge
Published December 13, 2019
Reference - 236 Pages
ISBN 9780367889357 - CAT# K461892

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Summary

Considering the role of compulsory mass education and schooling in a democratic society, this book introduces an alternative vision for K-12 education as an "adventurous endeavour." Grounded in a strong theoretical framework, Yosef-Hassidim reveals the negative impact of instrumentalization of schools: when education is considered a social and political instrument, it serves dominant social forces’ interests rather than students’ or humanity as a whole. Offering conceptual and pragmatic frameworks to limit political influence on schooling, the author proposes a new hermeneutical structure that restores education’s agency and separates it from external social forces, and provides the foundation for regarding K-12 education as a sovereign social sphere in its own right.

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