Education and Culture
By Jocey Quinn
Routledge – 2013 – 192 pages
Series: Routledge Research in Education
Quinn presents a radical new perspective on the interrelationships between education and culture. Rather than viewing education in isolation from major cultural debates, she demonstrates how culture shapes education and education shapes culture. Cultural perspectives and rich empirical data from a wide range of research with learners in university, voluntary, community and work settings are used to provide a bridge between cultural theory and the embodied worlds of learners. Drawing vivid links with other cultural evidence from literature and popular culture, this book convincingly shows how anti-realist theory can produce positive material changes both in education and society.
Jocey Quinn is Professor of Education, IPSE, London Metropolitan University and Visiting Professor, School of Education and Lifelong Learning, Exeter University.