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Cultivation of Self in East Asian Philosophy of Education

Cultivation of Self in East Asian Philosophy of Education

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Ruyu Hung
November 21, 2019

This book provides exciting and significant inquiries into the cultivation of self in East Asian philosophy of education. The contributors to this volume are from different countries or areas in the world, but all share the same interest in exploring what it means to be human and how to cultivate...

Measuring Up in Education: Philosophical Explorations for Justice and Democracy Within and Beyond Cultures of Measurement in Educational Systems

Measuring Up in Education: Philosophical Explorations for Justice and Democracy Within and Beyond Cultures of Measurement in Educational Systems

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Steven A. Stolz, R. Scott Webster
October 24, 2019

Cultures of measurement are often considered to dominate educational practices, to the degree that, as Biesta (2010) has identified in Good Education in an Age of Measurement we no longer measure what we value, but rather we have become conditioned to value what is measured. A clear...

Asian Perspectives on Education for Sustainable Development

Asian Perspectives on Education for Sustainable Development

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Liz Jackson
October 24, 2019

This book critically considers what various Asian philosophies can contribute to a more substantive discourse on sustainability education and educational philosophy. The contributors examine how ‘east’ and ‘west’ interact in educational philosophy and practice in Asian contexts. As a collection,...

Activating Aesthetics

Activating Aesthetics

1st Edition

Elizabeth M. Grierson
March 22, 2019

Activating Aesthetics addresses questions of aesthetics in various fields of education, with the aim of investigating a way of revealing how aesthetics may activate an engaged, responsive and poetic pedagogy. The writers in this collection enliven different ways of thinking about aesthetics,...

The Dilemma of Western Philosophy

The Dilemma of Western Philosophy

1st Edition

Michael A. Peters, Carl Mika
February 14, 2019

This edited collection takes a multifaceted approach to the various limitations and achievements of Western philosophy. Considered on its own, Western philosophy is a highly contentious name. The contributors question its validity as a label and take to task its grand appearance within education....

Educational Philosophy and New French Thought

Educational Philosophy and New French Thought

1st Edition

David R. Cole, Joff P.N. Bradley
February 14, 2019

Contemporary French philosophy perhaps reached a high point during the 1970s with the likes of Gilles Deleuze, Michel Foucault and Jacques Derrida. Since that time, thinkers such as Francois Laruelle, Bernard Stiegler, Quentin Meillassoux and Catherine Malabou have continued on in this strong...

Philosophy and Pedagogy of Early Childhood

Philosophy and Pedagogy of Early Childhood

1st Edition

Sandy Farquhar, E. Jayne White
September 18, 2018

In recent years, new discourses have emerged to inform the philosophy and pedagogy of early childhood. This collection brings together contributions from leading scholars in early childhood education, and each chapter engages with the critical task of reformulating early childhood education and the...

A Kaleidoscopic View of Chinese Philosophy of Education

A Kaleidoscopic View of Chinese Philosophy of Education

1st Edition

Ruyu Hung
June 05, 2018

This book breaks the stereotype that links Chinese philosophy solely to Confucianism, instead providing a kaleidoscopic view of Chinese philosophy of education. The contributors explore a variety of issues, including the journey of modernisation (or Westernisation) of China’s education between the&...

John Dewey's Democracy and Education in an Era of Globalization

John Dewey's Democracy and Education in an Era of Globalization

1st Edition

Mordechai Gordon, Andrea R. English
May 15, 2018

2016 marked the hundred-year anniversary of John Dewey’s seminal work Democracy and Education. This centennial presented philosophers and educators with an opportunity to reexamine and evaluate its impact on various aspects of education in democratic societies. This volume brings together some of...

The Confucian Concept of Learning: Revisited for East Asian Humanistic Pedagogies

The Confucian Concept of Learning: Revisited for East Asian Humanistic Pedagogies

1st Edition

Duck-Joo Kwak, Morimichi Kato, Ruyu Hung
May 09, 2018

What does the Confucian heritage mean to modern East Asian education today? Is it invalid and outdated, or an irreplaceable cultural resource for an alternative approach to education? And to what extent can we recover the humanistic elements of the Confucian tradition of education for use in world...

Levinas and the Philosophy of Education

Levinas and the Philosophy of Education

1st Edition

Guoping Zhao
May 01, 2018

Delving into Levinas’s ideas in nuanced and sophisticated ways, this book innovatively blends and juxtaposes Levinas with other thinkers, perspectives, and fields of thinking. Some contributions are traditional, but superbly analyzed and argued renderings of his thought, and they contrast with more...

New Directions in Educational Leadership Theory

New Directions in Educational Leadership Theory

1st Edition

Scott Eacott, Colin Evers
January 12, 2018

Educational leadership has a rich history of epistemological debate. From the ‘Theory Movement’ of the 1950-1960s, through to Greenfield’s critique of logical empiricism in the 1970s, the emergence of Bates’ and Foster’s Critical Theory of educational administration in the 1980s, and Evers’ and...

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