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Moving Images of Eternity

George Grant’s Critique of Time, Teaching, and Technology

by (author) William F. Pinar

Publisher
Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa/University of Ottawa Press
Initial publish date
Mar 2019
Category
General, Canadian, Philosophy & Social Aspects
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780776627878
    Publish Date
    Mar 2019
    List Price
    $49.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780776627892
    Publish Date
    Mar 2019
    List Price
    $39.99

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A comprehensive and original study that demonstrates the significance and pertinence of the scholarship of George Grant for teaching today. William F. Pinar presents a comprehensive and original study that demonstrates the significance and pertinence of the scholarship of George Grant for teaching today.
While there are studies of Grant’s political philosophy, there has been no sustained study of his teaching. Pinar not only draws upon the collected works; he has also consulted Grant’s PhD thesis at Oxford, as well as the philosopher’s biography, collected letters, and the vast secondary literature. What emerges is a treatise that reveals Grant’s timeliness and his prescience in identifying and critiquing key educational issues nearly half a century ago, from academic vocationalism and educational technology to privatization and the ascendency of research—issues that are eminently relevant today.
Beyond the classroom, Grant’s concerns extended to the impact of economic globalization which, he feared, would erase distinctive national histories and cultures. As such, Grant foresaw the current issues of right-wing populism, notably in the UK and the US, as reactions against these historical tendencies. This volume is destined to become an indispensable reference work for students of Grant in particular and for students of education in general.
Published in English.

About the author

Dr. William F. Pinar is the director of the Centre for the Study of the Internationalization of Curriculum Studies at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Pinar is the founding editor of the scholarly Journal of Curriculum Theorizing as well as the founder and past president of the International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies.

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Excerpt: Moving Images of Eternity: George Grant’s Critique of Time, Teaching, and Technology (by (author) William F. Pinar)

Prosperity does not require education, Grant pointed out, and, he continued, success might even come more easily to those who know less.

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