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Better worlds : education, art, and utopia

Author: Peter Roberts; D John Freeman-Moir
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, 2013.
Series: Critical education policy and politics.
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"This book, with its attention to literature and the visual arts as well as traditional non-fiction sources, provides a distinctive, wide-ranging exploration of utopia and education. Utopia is examined not as a model of social perfection but as an active, ongoing, imaginative educational process the building of better worlds"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Roberts, Peter, 1963- author.
Better worlds.
Lanham : Lexington Books, 2013
(DLC) 2012044947
(OCoLC)816563916
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Roberts; D John Freeman-Moir
ISBN: 9780739166482 0739166484
OCLC Number: 833206632
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Introduction: Utopia, Dystopia, and Education --
Chapter 1: Crafting Experience: William Morris, John Dewey, and Utopia --
Chapter 2: Art for Dishonour, Utopian Inflection, Sympathy's Education --
Chapter 3: Utopia, Dystopia, and the Struggle for Redemption: Iris Murdoch and Educative Attention --
Chapter 4: Pictures and Particularities: The Uncertain Creativity of Action --
Chapter 5: Education and the Dream of a Better World: The Pedagogy of Paulo Freire --
Chapter 6: A Golden Age? Dostoevsky, Taoism, and Utopia --
Chapter 7: Technology, Utopia, and Scholarly Life: Ideals and Realities in the Work of Hermann Hesse.
Series Title: Critical education policy and politics.
Responsibility: Peter Roberts and John Freeman-Moir.
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