Attributes of the Modern Educator

Using Margaret Mead
  • Kate MaguireEmail author
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I offer two propositions for educators to consider. The first is Gramsci’s notion of the organic intellectual which I link to the nomenclature ‘public intellectual’embodied by Mead. The second is the notion of educators as belonging to the ‘new’ anthropologists. The concepts are not mutually exclusive. In a number of ways, they are moving closer together.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Work Based LearningMiddlesex UniversityLondonUnited Kingdom

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