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The problem of scientific education
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Rasoul Nejadmehr: Västra Götalandsregionen
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10.3384/confero.2001-4562.170420
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In this essay, I term the dominant educational paradigm of our time as scientific education and subject it to historical analysis in order to bring its tacit racial, colonial and Eurocentric biases into view. I subsume this cluster of problems under the general heading of “the problem of scientific education”, a problem simultaneously submerged deeply in the invisible background of current education and across its foreground inasmuch as it conditions daily educational practices beyond educators’ awareness. The delicate question to be answered is: enclosed as we are within a scientific framing of our educational system, how can we find an alternative way of looking at this educational system that will help us resolve the problem of colonial, racial and cultural subordinations inherent in its scientific framing?

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Author:
Rasoul Nejadmehr
Title:
The problem of scientific education:
DOI:
10.3384/confero.2001-4562.170420
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Volume , Issue: , Article 0, 2017

Author:
Rasoul Nejadmehr
Title:
The problem of scientific education:
DOI:
10.3384/confero.2001-4562.170420
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