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Doing the ultimate public good through teacher education

Webster, R. Scott 2004, Doing the ultimate public good through teacher education, in AARE 2004 : Doing the public good : positioning educational research ; Proceedings of the 2004 International Education Research conference, Australian Association for Research in Education, Coldstream, Vic., pp. 1-10.

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Title Doing the ultimate public good through teacher education
Formatted title Doing the ultimate public good through teacher education
Author(s) Webster, R. ScottORCID iD for Webster, R. Scott orcid.org/0000-0002-5253-4894
Conference name Australian Association for Research in Education. Conference (2004: Melbourne, Vic.)
Conference location Melbourne, Vic.
Conference dates 28 Nov-2 Dec. 2004
Title of proceedings AARE 2004 : Doing the public good : positioning educational research ; Proceedings of the 2004 International Education Research conference
Editor(s) Jeffrey, Peter L.
Publication date 2004
Start page 1
End page 10
Publisher Australian Association for Research in Education
Place of publication Coldstream, Vic.
Summary It is argued here that the many public goods associated with education are derivatives of an ultimate good. This ultimate good is the overall purpose of life in general and is similar to a telos as understood in ancient Greek culture. This paper reviews the notions of ‘good' and telos, and examines implications of Bauman’s analysis of our present individualizing era, the role of personal meaning making and the nature of education. It is then argued that preservice teachers can do the ultimate public good in a postmodern society, by articulating a developed personal, professional perspective that expresses a purpose (telos) of life.
Notes Reproduced with the specific permission of the copyright owner.
ISSN 1324-9339
Language eng
Field of Research 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2004, AARE
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30033911

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