Education in a troubled era of disenchantment: the emergence of a new Zeitgeist

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This essay examines the emergence of a new Zeitgeist that has profound implications for education, particularly in the US. Following the dominance of neoliberalism, changes in society are reviewed that have been identified by many authors from a number of disciplines that are becoming more influential including globalisation, digitalisation, the surveillance and security state, populist politics, and post-truth claims and practices. Using a Zeitgeist analysis based primarily in Weberian disenchantment and the iron cage, a more central Zeitgeist of pervasive and institutionalised narcissism that encompasses the emerging eras is examined and identifies a number of issues and problems that arise for education and its administration.
LanguageEnglish
Pages41-50
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Educational Administration and History
Volume50
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2017

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Keywords

  • educational leadership
  • Zeitgeist
  • narcissism
  • disenchantment
  • iron cage

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