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Why Still Education?

Editor(s): Gazela Pudar Draško, Predrag Krstić, Tamara Petrović-Trifunović

Book Description

Why Still Education? will appeal to researchers of education – scholars and students alike – in the fields of philosophy, sociology, pedagogy, andragogy, psychology, political theory, anthropology, and history, as well as experts in education management and educational practitioners, such as teachers and textbook authors. The question posed by the title is separated in the book into three more specific questions; the first of which, titled “Education for What?”, investigates the eternal issue the purpose of education. The second section, which examines the most appropriate approaches and expected outcomes for a child-centred perspective, is called “Education for Whom?”; and the third part, “Whose Education?”, takes national, gender and other subtle or self-explanatory characteristics of education and looks at them from the standpoint of discrimination. The volume offers nine different chapters, which provide illuminating and interesting answers to these questions, and, thus, allow them to be more thoroughly resolved and enable rational discourse about them.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-9528-6
ISBN-10: 1-4438-9528-8
Date of Publication: 01/09/2016
Pages / Size: 160 / A5
Price: £41.99


Tamara Petrović Trifunović works at the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory of the University of Belgrade. She has co-authored a number of articles and book chapters in the field of critical discourse analysis, and has participated in several research projects dealing with the study of political communication and media discourse. Her other research interests lie in the fields of sociolinguistics and sociology of culture, but also involve subjects such as the politics of remembrance and emancipatory practices.

Gazela Pudar Draško works at the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory of the University of Belgrade, and studies societal actors, particularly intellectuals. She is active in linking theory, research and social engagement, and is engaged in numerous policy research projects and civil society initiatives.

Predrag Krstić works at the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory of the University of Belgrade. He is the author of numerous articles and books on philosophy of critical theory, the modern theory of the subject, philosophical anthropology, and philosophy of animals. His current fields of research include philosophy of the Enlightenment, philosophy of education, bioethics and philosophy of popular culture, and his academic interest also extends from modern philosophical tradition in aesthetics to literary criticism and radical textual practice.