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The Tragic Sense of Education


by Nicholas C. Burbules 1990

When education is regarded with a "tragic sense," both pessimism and utopianism are avoided. The tragic sense refers to an awareness of impediments to success, prospects for failure, and limits to one's efforts. Tragic circumstances in education are discussed, in addition to pragmatism as a philosophical approach to education. (Source: ERIC)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 91 Number 4, 1990, p. 469-479
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 428, Date Accessed: 10/17/2017 12:53:53 PM

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  • Nicholas Burbules
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