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Title: Rethinking the framework for 21st-century education: Toward a communitarian conception
Authors: Tan, Charlene H. P. (Charlene Hwee Phio)
Chua, Catherine Siew Kheng
Goh, Olivia
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: Tan, C., Chua, C. S. K., & Goh, O. (2015). Rethinking the framework for 21st-century education: Toward a communitarian conception. Educational Forum, 79(3), 307-320.
Abstract: The authors examine the current frameworks for 21st-century education by critiquing the individualist view of education that underpins them. It is argued that such a view of education over-emphasizes technical rationality and neglects the importance of moral values and the role of the community in shaping the individual’s identity, ethics, and behaviors. An alternative framework that underscores the centrality of the community and the inculcation of moral values and reasoning abilities is proposed.
Description: This is the final draft, after peer-review, of a manuscript published in Educational Forum. The published version is available online at
ISSN: 0013-1725 (print)
1938-8098 (online)
Other Identifiers: 10.1080/00131725.2015.1037511
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