An anarchy of cultures: aesthetics and the changing school

Bates, Richard 2012, An anarchy of cultures: aesthetics and the changing school, Critical Studies in Education, vol. 53, no. 1, pp. 59-70, doi: 10.1080/17508487.2012.635673.

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Title An anarchy of cultures: aesthetics and the changing school
Author(s) Bates, Richard
Journal name Critical Studies in Education
Volume number 53
Issue number 1
Start page 59
End page 70
Total pages 12
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2012
ISSN 1750-8487
Keyword(s) Aesthetics
Social justice
School effectiveness and improvement
Inequality/social exclusion in education
Summary It is the contention of this paper that schools are currently sandwiched between demands of the economy on one side and increasingly fundamentalist communities on the other; that schools need some degree of autonomy from each; that the greatest challenge of the century is how we can live together despite our differences; and that the only way of successfully meeting this challenge is for schools to put social justice at the heart of their activities, activities that are best informed by the cultivation of reasoned imagination – that is, by an aesthetic approach to the development of intellectual, social, cultural, economic and personal identities.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/17508487.2012.635673
Field of Research 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2012, Taylor & Francis
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