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Aiming for world peace by promoting 'violence' in education

Webster, R. Scott 2006, Aiming for world peace by promoting 'violence' in education, in PESA 2006 : Politics, business and education - the aims of education in the twenty-first century : Proceedings of the 2006 Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia conference, The Society, Sydney, N.S.W., pp. 1-11.

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Title Aiming for world peace by promoting 'violence' in education
Author(s) Webster, R. ScottORCID iD for Webster, R. Scott orcid.org/0000-0002-5253-4894
Conference name Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia. Conference. (2006 : Sydney, New South Wales)
Conference location Sydney, New South Wales
Conference dates 23-26 Nov. 2006
Title of proceedings PESA 2006 : Politics, business and education - the aims of education in the twenty-first century : Proceedings of the 2006 Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia conference
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2006
Conference series Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia Conference
Start page 1
End page 11
Publisher The Society
Place of publication Sydney, N.S.W.
Summary In order to contribute towards UNESCO’s goal of pursuing world peace, aims of education must transcend the limited scope of national self-interest which has dominated schooling systems in the West for the last two centuries and further back when the survival of each polis in Ancient Greece was of paramount importance. Aims must therefore become different and the environment that is thought best for this to occur is a democratic one. The case is made that such a democratic environment should involve opportunities to evaluate the value of current aims of education and to explore others in light of the pressing need to pursue peace on a global scale. In order to promote such a democratic environment of discussion and debate the notion of ‘violence’ is considered as a potential framework for such a re-evaluation. The sort of ‘violence’ that is called for is in reference to its use by Emmanual Levinas who employed it emotively to misinterpret Kierkegaard. The use of this misapplied term ‘violence’ may nevertheless be of use in initiating the sort of inquiry of a Deweyean type regarded here to be necessary to improve aims of education democratically in order to pursue world peace.
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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 ©2006, PESA
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Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30033913

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