A Politics of the Other in Education


  • Helen E Lees University of Stirling


politics, other, education, other education, educational alternatives


This paper argues for a step back. In short sections, aspects of the other in education are addressed with a view, not just to scholarly argument, but also to displacement within that argument. This is so that the other, which simply arguing obscures, can be seen, sensed, felt. Otherness is considered by virtue of various perspectives and a new politics in education is offered, without playing by old rules.

Author Biography

Helen E Lees, University of Stirling

Helen E Lees is founding co-editor of Other Education. She is currently Research Fellow in the Laboratory for Educational Theory at the University of Stirling. Her research is in areas connected to educational alternatives such as home education, democratic schooling, silence in schools, silence broadly conceived and utilised, functions of love, women in educational philosophy, and so on. She is also interested in the development of educational studies, epistemology of educational thought and ways of thinking that link to education.

See: http://stir.academia.edu/HelenELees





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