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A Lifespan and Beyond – Essay in Honor of Wolfgang Mitter

Doi number:10.14413/herj.2016.03.06.

Keywords: modernity, globalization, liminality, incertainty, comparative education

The essay traces some features of change in general, and specifically its acceleration and possible steerability but also the risk of protracted liminality. Education, and, facing ongoing globalization, especially comparative education, plays a paramount role to cope with change and its challenges. The dialectics of change are most likely not following the nice idea of progressing rational self-manifestation of the absolute idea in an orderly triad movement, but can take surprising twists and turns, and the final round is open. Nor is education automatically contributing to create a better world. Some irritating developments in today's society and in academia might be omens of coming problematic divides.


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DOI: 10.14413/herj.2016.03.06.

In Memoriam Wolfgang Mitter: