Global Education from a Neohumanist Perspective: A Musical Exposition

by Marcus Bussey

ABSTRACT

I frame my exploration of global education with reference to two of the Reith Lectures given by Daniel Barenboim in 2006. Three possible models of global education are mapped, the neohumanist, the flat classroom and the multicultural world, and then the possibilities of a neohumanist inspired global pedagogy are expanded upon. Issues of epistemology and the tension of the local/global, agency/structure dichotomies are referred to in order to shift the discussion from the usual neo-liberal Western concerns over content and outcomes to an appreciation of service as a pedagogic context and of the possibilities of a prophetic yet pragmatic strategic pedagogy of hope.(continue…)

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