Closed education in the open society : Kibbutz education as a case study
- Yehezkely, Chen.
- Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2012.
- Physical description
- 223 p. ; 23 cm.
- Schriftenreihe zur Philosophie Karl R. Poppers und des kritischen Rationalismus ; Bd. 19.
LC1027 .I75 Y44 2012
- Unknown LC1027 .I75 Y44 2012
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -212) and indexes.
- Preface: Giving Our Children the Benefit of the Doubt Theoretical Background Back to Basics The Quest for the Good Society The Quest for the Good Education Closed Education in the Open Society Utopianism in the Kibbutz The Kibbutz: A Closed Open Society Between Kibbutz and Kibbutz Education The Central Flaw of Kibbutz Education Faith The Ethical Dimension The Critical Approach The Answer from Liberalism Conclusion: The Benefits of Doubt: All That We Truly Have Appendices Bibliography Name Index Subject Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Why is education in the open society not open? Why is this option not even considered in the debate over which education is most suited for the open society? Many consider such an option irresponsible. What, then, are the minimal responsibilities of education? The present volume raises these questions and many more. It is a book we have been waiting for. It offers a rare combination of two seemingly opposite, unyielding attitudes: critical and friendly. Dr. Yehezkely applies a rigorous fallibilist-critical approach to issues regarding contemporary education. His diagnosis is that the source of our trouble is the closed undemocratic character of education, which causes education to become, in effect, a fifth column in the open democratic society. Following Popper, he concedes that democracy is every bit as flawed and as problematic as its enemies accuse it of being, particularly in education; still it is our only hope, since open responsible debate of vital problems cannot do without it. Democracy is risky: yet its absence guarantees failure, especially in closed undemocratic education, even when inspired by the most progressive ideas extant, charged with tremendous good will, and executed with selfless love and devotion. Kibbutz education is a case in point.
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- Publication date
- Chen Yehezkely.
- Series in the philosophy of Karl R. Popper and critical rationalism = Schriftenreihe zur philosophie Karl R. Poppers und des kritischen rationalismus ; v. 19