“What Roy has accomplished is a real achievement, a genuine and remarkable scholarly contribution. Ultimately I believe he has fully and completely fulfilled his aim of addressing an immense oversight in educational thinking and scholarship: the ontological question. Not only does he reference educational scholars who are generally not as well known, but Roy also grounds his approach in the thinking of Jung, Levinas, and Merleau-Ponty in an innovative and provocative manner.”
—Matthew J. Kruger-Ross, Assistant Professor of Educational Technology and Philosophy of Education, West Chester University, USA
This book identifies and expands upon the link between ontology and education, exposing a lack of ontological inquiry as the vital missing element in the study and practice of modern education today. In this book, Roy aims to reintroduce ontological thinking and reasoning that grounds historical and modern educational understandings and practice. Beginning with a historical perspective, he then turns to examine the results of his scholarship into practical concerns of education such as language, dialogue, and curriculum: ultimately proposing a new way forward emphasizing a balance in the education effort between epistemic content and ontological disclosure.