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Global Pedagogies: From Universal to Situated Ethics

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Recent poststructuralist theoretical paradigms, including postmodernism, poststructuralism and contextualism might be drawn together under the label postfoundationalism. Even though these constructs have distinct conceptual differences, they have much in common in that they challenge the notions of universially grounded knowledge and value. This article explores why postfoundationalism has been challenged by some recent scholars and suggests some of the reasons why defenders and detractors may have been talking past each other, It also offers ways in which postfoundationalism might be seen as being ethically grounded and how that grounding might provide constructive mechanisms for those in the field to engage in fruitful rather that conflictual discourse.

Keywords: comparative education; ethics; global pedagogies; postfoundationalism; postmodernism

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: University of California, Los Angeles

Publication date: 2005-01-01

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