'The (Im)possibility of the Project'

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First presented as the Radford Address at the annual conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education, in Canberra, December 2009, the paper presents a philosophical account of the proposition that education has a constitutive impossibility at its heart, following Freud's description of education, like politics and psychoanalysis, as an 'impossible profession', and more specifically of education, and also teacher education, as an (im)possible project. It brings together history and theory, literature and philosophy, in exploring its case.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-17
Number of pages17
JournalAustralian Educational Researcher
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010

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