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Title: Utopias of education
Author: Parker, Melanie Charlotte
ISNI:       0000 0004 2720 2833
Awarding Body: University of Sheffield
Current Institution: University of Sheffield
Date of Award: 2011
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This thesis is a study of the state and position of education today. It takes four utopias, as a starting point, to reveal the possibilities and limitations for education and society today. It is a journey into contemporary education, which seeks to problematize and disrupt the hegemony of knowledge borne from neoliberalism, which has infiltrated all areas of education. The knowledge and epistemology of Plato and Karl Marx are reawakened and contextualised through Post-structuralism on this educational journey. This is an urgent and relevant project in capitalist Postmodernity, which through paradox has the capacity to both resist and comply with the neoliberal hold upon education and society. This thesis presents an argument to put aside neoliberal educational agendas and to focus instead upon more socially orientated, democratic forms of education. It is from this basis that society will truly prosper.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Ed.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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