Postmodernism and the Implications for Educational Leadership: National Implications Taiwanna D. Anthony PhD Student in Educational Leadership College of Education Prairie View A & M University Technology Applications Dallas Independent School District Dallas, Texas William Allan Kritsonis, PhD Professor and Faculty Mentor. Postmodernism and the Challenges Facing 21st Century Educators Much of what has been written relative to postmodernism is a critique of modernism (Baumgartner, et al., , p. 38). Because of this critical perspective, postmodernism does not lend itself to full development as a comprehensive philosophy of education.
Vaclav Havel, Postmodernism, and Modernity: The Implications for Adult Education in the West By Derek Briton and Donovan Plumb University of Alberta, Edmonton Abstract: This paper investigates the possibilities open to adult educators who reject the modern . The literature on postmodernism and education agrees on postmodernism's central features. It emphasizes heterogeneity, difference, plurality, and the fragmentary. It is unified in its critique of the Enlightenment's positions--totality, unity, representational and objective concepts of knowledge and truth. The pedagogy of Paulo Freire intersects with feminist postmodern pedagogy since both are Cited by: 1.
Tenets of postmodernism are the interpretive nature of perception and the cultural contingency of belief. Postmodernist adult education would be reflexively contextualized, indeterminate, expressive, participative, heterodox, and critical. Strongly postmodernist practice would lack any common vision, goals, principles, or procedural values needed for the perpetuation of adult bignightout.info by: 6.