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New Social Foundations for Education

Education in 'Post Secular' Society

Edited By Philip Wexler and Yotam Hotam

There has been growing scholarly attention to questions about the revival of religion and religiosity on global social, cultural and political fronts and the emergence of a ‘post-secular’ society. New Social Foundations for Education is dedicated to the drawing of the implications of the contemporary ‘post-secular’ social transformation for education. Though the question of the ‘post-secular’ stands at the focal point of a wide range of academic debates and discussions, within educational discourse it has not received close scholarly attention. This volume aims to correct this lack by presenting groundbreaking works of leading scholars from Europe, the United States, and the Middle East. Contributions discuss such topics as the mystical tradition and its social and pedagogic implications; transformative and ecological education; ‘new age’ spiritualism and its educational implications; and the relations between secular and religious education in different local contexts.
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New social foundations for education: education in ‘post-secular’ society / edited by Philip Wexler, Yotam Hotam. pages cm Includes bibliographical references. 1. Education—Religious aspects. 2. Religion and sociology. 3. Postsecularism. 4. Educational sociology. 5. Education—Curricula. 6. Education—Philosophy. I. Wexler, Philip. LB1027.2.N48 370.1—dc23 2015003309 ISBN 978-1-4331-2278-1 (hardcover) ISBN 978-1-4331-2277-4 (paperback) ISBN 978-1-4539-1565-3 (e-book)

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