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

Samier, Eugenie A. (2017) Education in a troubled era of disenchantment : the emergence of a new Zeitgeist. Journal of Educational Administration and History, 50 (1). pp. 41-50. ISSN 1478-7431

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    Abstract

    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.