Culture, Postmodernity, and Education:

  • Blane R. Després


This chapter is about postmodernity as an artifact of culture and its arguable paradoxical relation to formal education, equally an artifact and deliberate endeavor of culture. My intent is to probe the possibility that postmodernism and formal education are incompatible. Culture, of course, plays an influential role in both. That incompatibility is located in a series of apparent paradoxes from within culture in general and in light of challenges from within the postmodernist mind-set. In the end, I comment on the ensuing challenges and considerations for educators, policy makers, and theorists.


Formal Education Lifelong Learning Dominant Culture Culture Narrative Early School Leaver 
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