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Introduction

  • Cathryn van KesselEmail author
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Educational Futures book series (PSEF)

Abstract

This is a book about evil in the context of education and how societies might live together on this planet in less harmful ways. Evil might seem like a strange choice to explore options for better relations with each other, but this area of inquiry can help those interested in education think through ethical issues in curriculum, pedagogy, and perhaps even in their daily lives. The theme of this book is that although it may be uncomfortable to discuss evil, it is nonetheless important. Everyone has a sense of what evil is, but many of us ponder neither its nature nor how it functions, let alone how someone’s understanding can vary—and current educational research reflects this paucity of direct engagements with evil.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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