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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Education - an impossible practice?
Author(s): Edwards, Richard
Keywords: fallibility
ethic of responsibility
educational theory
Issue Date: 2008
Citation: Edwards R (2008) Education - an impossible practice?, Scottish Educational Review, 40 (1), pp. 4-11.
Abstract: This article explores theoretically the argument that education is an impossible practice as it cannot mandate the future. The significance of this is that educational practice needs to be developed through the values of fallibility, conditionality and responsibility.
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