The main idea of postmodernism is that individuals from different cultures have diversified values , beliefs , interests and perspectives which are not the result of natural human nature , but have been formed by human history and culture . Since at a particular time knowledge is socially constructed in different ways , it changes through time from one context to another . As a result , there is no universal truth about anything it should rather be perceived as multiple truths about different issues and concepts , which are unique and applicable for particular situations and cultures . The current
chapter discusses the principles of postmodernism as applied to educational changes offered by modern grand schemes and programs
According to postmodernists , the best way to achieve changes is to combine collaborative and individual efforts . Though , since changes are usually unpredictable , there is no guarantee whether those efforts and actions can lead to real success and progress . Moreover the perception of the progress differs among nations and cultures : while one culture can consider change as positive leading to progress , the other might consider such change as negative or undesired
If to apply postmodernism ideas toward the educational programs and changes they can bring , it is possible to state that there is little guarantee that contemporary grand schemes and programs such as No Child Left Behind can bring positive change to schools and educational changes . On the contrary , the changes within the school premises are usually caused and influenced by the local context , which might include the school culture , the...
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