Post-postmodernism and continuing education
Author: Leicester, Mal
Source: International Journal of Lifelong Education, Volume 19, Number 1, 1 January 2000 , pp. 73-81(9)
Abstract:Postmodernism is currently influentialin educational theorising and has become a pervasive topic in the education literature. Definitions of postmodernism and practical prescriptions are said to be incompatible with a postmodern perspective (e.g. Usher and Edwards 1994). They are seldom offered. Nevertheless, in this paper I attempt to explore what is meant by postmodernism, highlighting the epistemological dimensions, and seek to develop a less philosophically problematic 'post-postmodernist' perspective. I also draw out the implications of my discussions for education, particularly for continuing education. These discussions will draw on, and are influenced by, the work of Wittgenstein.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2000