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Peters, Michael (Michael A.) 1948-

Works: 83 works in 460 publications in 2 languages and 16,284 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Creator
Classifications: LB880.F682, 370.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Michael Peters
Most widely held works by Michael Peters
Nietzsche's legacy for education : past and present values( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poststructuralism, politics, and education by Michael Peters( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education and the postmodern condition( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why Foucault? : new directions in educational research by Michael Peters( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poststructuralism and educational research by Michael Peters( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poststructuralism, and its implications for something called 'postmodernism, ' is a major topic of discussion in social theory and research generally, including educational research. The works of the major authors in this tradition (Foucault, Lyotard, Cixous, Derrida, Haraway, to name a few) are challenging and difficult. Yet more and more theorists and researchers in educational scholarship use this term to describe their work. What does poststructuralism mean for these authors, and what significance does it have for educational inquiry? This book takes on these central questions and explores
Deconstructing Derrida : tasks for the new humanities( Book )

13 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Responding to Jacques Derrida's vision for what a 'new' humanities should strive toward, Peter Trifonas and Michael Peters gather together in a single volume original essays by major scholars in the humanities today. Using Derrida's seven programmatic theses as a springboard, the contributors aim to reimagine, as Derrida did, the tasks for the new humanities in such areas as history of literature, history of democracy, history of profession, idea of sovereignty, and history of man. Deconstructing Derrida engages Jacques Derrida's polemic on the future of the humanities to come and expands on the notion of what us proper to the humanities in the current age of globalism and change
Building knowledge cultures : education and development in the age of knowledge capitalism by Michael Peters( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the notion of knowledge cultures in relation to claims for the economy and the communicative turn, as well as cultural economy and the politics of postmodernity. This book also focuses on national policy constructions of the knowledge economy, fast knowledge and the role of the so-called new pedagogy and social learning
Naming the multiple : poststructuralism and education( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poststructuralism - as a name for a mode of thinking, a style of philosophizing, a kind of writing - has exercised a profound influence upon contemporary Western thought and the institution of the university. As a French and predominantly Parisian affair, poststructuralism is inseparable from the intellectual milieu of postwar France, a world dominated by Alexandre Kojeve's and Jean Hyppolite's interpretations of Hegel, Jacques Lacan's reading of Freud, Gaston Bachelard's epistemology, George Canguilhem's studies of science, and Jean-Paul Sartre's existentialism. It is also inseparable from the "structuralist" tradition of linguistics based upon the work of Ferdinand de Saussure and Roman Jacobson, and the structuralist interpretations of Claude Levi-Strauss, Roland Barthes, Louis Althusser, and the early Michel Foucault. Each essay in this unique collection by and for educators is devoted to the work and educational significance of one of ten major poststructuralist philosophers
Heidegger, education, and modernity( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Heidegger is, perhaps, the most controversial philosopher of the twentieth-century. Little has been written on him or about his work and its significance for educational thought. This unique collection by a group of international scholars reexamines Heidegger's work and its legacy for educational thought
Futures of critical theory : dreams of difference( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume attempts to renew and reinvigorate critical theory by extending its range and its intellectual trajectories through strategies of inclusiveness that respect and build on parallel traditions. The authors reinterpret the work of Nietzsche, Wittgenstein and Heidegger in relation to central figures (Kant, Marcuse, Foucault) and themes of critical theory - the critique of modernity, theory of the self and the question concerning technology
Wittgenstein : philosophy, postmodernism, pedagogy by Michael Peters( Book )

12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subjectivity & truth : Foucault, education, and the culture of self by Tina Besley( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Individualism and community : education and social policy in the postmodern condition by Michael Peters( Book )

12 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examining, in the widest sense, the changes in political philosophy that have occurred in Western capitalist states since the early 1980s, this book focuses on the introduction of neo-liberal principles in the combined area of social and education
The new development paradigm : education, knowledge economy and digital futures by Michael Peters( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and German and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although the concept of development education" has been widely adopted, the term is still not widely understood. With the advent of globalization, the knowledge economy, and, in particular, the formulation of the World Bank's "knowledge for development" strategy and the UNDP's creative economy", development issues have become a central part of education and education has become central to development. It is time to reassess the standard development education paradigm and to investigate the possibilities that take into account emerging trends. The New Development Paradigm, written by international authorities, focuses on three related themes: education, the knowledge economy and openness; social networking, new media and social entrepreneurship in education; and technology, innovation and participatory networks
Of other thoughts : non-traditional ways to the doctorate : a guidebook for candidates and supervisors by A.-Chr Engels-Schwarzpaul( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a path-breaking critique of the traditions underpinning doctoral research. Working against the grain of traditional research orthodoxies, graduate researchers (almost all from Indigenous, transnational, diasporic, coloured, queer and ethnic minorities) AND their supervisors offer insights into non-traditional and emergent modes of research--transcultural, post-colonial, trans-disciplinary and creative practice-led. Through case studies and contextualizing essays, the book provides a unique guide to doctoral candidates and supervisors working with different modes of research. More radically, its questioning of traditional assumptions about the nature of the literature review, the genealogy of research practices, and the status and structuring of the thesis creates openings for alternative modes of researching. It gives our emerging researchers the courage to differ and challenges the University to take up its public role as critic and conscience of society
A companion to research in education by Alan Douglas Reid( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers a unique commentary on the diverse ways that educational inquiry is conceived, designed and critiqued. An international team of scholars examines cross-cutting themes of how research in education is conceptualised, characterised, contextualised, legitimated and represented. Contributions include specially commissioned essays, critical commentaries, vignettes, dialogues and cases. Each section discusses the significance of a complex terrain of ideas and critiques that can inform thinking and practice in educational research. The result is a thorough and accessible volume that offers fresh insights into the perspectives and challenges that shape diverse genres of research in education
Pedagogy of the open society : knowledge and the governance of higher education by Michael Peters( Book )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social processes and policies that foster openness as an overriding value as evidenced in the growth of open source, open access and open education and their convergences that characterize global knowledge communities that transcend borders of the nation-state. Openness seems also to suggest political transparency and the norms of open inquiry, indeed, even democracy itself as both the basis of the logic of inquiry and the dissemination of its results. Openness is a value and philosophy that also offers us a means for transforming our institutions and our practices. This book examines the interface between learning, pedagogy and economy in terms of the potential of open institutions to transform and revitalize education in the name of the public good
Obama and the end of the American dream : essays in political and economic philosophy by Michael Peters( Book )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Dream that crystallized around James Truslow Adams{u2019} The Epic of America originally formulated in the early 1930s and was conditioned by a decade of complexity and contradiction, of big government projects, intensely fierce nationalism, the definition of the American way, and a distinctive collection of American iconic narratives has had the power and force to successively reshape America for every new generation. Indeed, Adam{u2019}s dream of opportunity for each according to ability or achievement shaped against the old class culture of Europe emphasizes a vision of social order in which each person can succeed despite their social origins. Barack Obama, a skillful rhetorician and intelligent politician, talks of restoring the American and has used its narrative resources to define his campaign and his policies. In a time of international and domestic crisis, of massive sovereign debt, of the failure of neoliberalism, of growing inequalities, the question is whether the American Dream and the vision of an equal education on which it rests can be revitalized
Re-imagining the creative university for the 21st century by Tina Besley( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The creative university is a new concept that has a number of competing conceptions emphasizing digital teaching, learning and research infrastructures, the paradigm of intellectual property, creative social development and academic entrepreneurship. Not only does the concept include the fostering and critique of creative content industries and new forms of distance and online education but more fundamentally it refers to a reassessment of neoliberal strategies to build the knowledge economy. The economic aspect of creativity refers to the production of new ideas, aesthetic forms, scholarship, original works of art and cultural products, as well as scientific inventions and technological innovations. It embraces open source communication as well as commercial intellectual property. All of this positions education at the center of the economy/ creativity nexus. But are education systems, institutions, assumptions and habits positioned and able so as to seize the opportunities and meet the challenges? This book uses different contexts to explore these vital issues
Educational philosophy and politics : the selected works of Michael A. Peters by Michael Peters( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the World Library of Educationalists series, international experts themselves compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces - extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, major theoretical and/practical contributions - so the world can read them in a single manageable volume. Michael A. Peters has spent the last 30 years researching, thinking and writing about some of the key and enduring issues in education. He has contributed over 60 books (authored, co-authored and edited) and 500 articles to the field. In Education, Philosophy and Politics, Michael A. Peters brings together 15 of his key writings in one place, including chapters from his best-selling books and articles from leading journals. Starting with a specially written Introduction, which gives an overview of Michael's career and contextualises his selection, the essays are then arranged thematically to create a pathway of a way of thinking in philosophy of education which is forward looking but takes account of tradition and the past. The subjects of the chapters include; Wittgenstein Studies Philosophical Critique of Modernity French Poststructuralism Jean-Francois Lyotard Foucault & Deleuze Derrida American Pragmatism Rorty Cavell Philosophy and racism Through this book, readers can follow the themes and strands that Michael A. Peters has written about for over three decades and clearly see his important contribution to the field of education
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Nietzsche's legacy for education : past and present values
Alternative Names
Peters, M.

Peters, M. 1948-

Peters, M. (Michael), 1948-

Peters, Michael 1948-

Peters, Michael A.

Peters, Michael A. 1948-

Peters, Michael Adrian.

Peters, Michael Adrian 1948-

English (193)

German (2)

Poststructuralism, politics, and educationEducation and the postmodern conditionWhy Foucault? : new directions in educational researchPoststructuralism and educational researchDeconstructing Derrida : tasks for the new humanitiesBuilding knowledge cultures : education and development in the age of knowledge capitalismNaming the multiple : poststructuralism and educationHeidegger, education, and modernity