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Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education


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A Democratic Theory of Educational Accountability: From Test-Based Assessment to Interpersonal Responsibility

A Democratic Theory of Educational Accountability: From Test-Based Assessment to Interpersonal Responsibility

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Derek Gottlieb
March 11, 2020

This insightful text offers a detailed account of the historical development of educational accountability in the US public education system. In doing so, it diagnoses the unforeseen consequences arising from a centralized, technocratic implementation of the concept, and calls for a radical...

Robert Grosseteste and Theories of Education: The Ordered Human

Robert Grosseteste and Theories of Education: The Ordered Human

1st Edition

Jack P. Cunningham, Steven Puttick
December 09, 2019

This book examines Robert Grosseteste’s often underrepresented ideas on education. It uniquely brings together academics from the fields of medieval history, modern science and contemporary education to shed new light on a fascinating medieval figure whose work has an enormous amount to offer...

Philosophy for Children in Confucian Societies: In Theory and Practice

Philosophy for Children in Confucian Societies: In Theory and Practice

1st Edition

Chi-Ming Lam
November 29, 2019

This book contributes to the theory and practice of Philosophy for Children (P4C), with a special emphasis on theoretical and practical issues confronting researchers and practitioners working in contexts that are strongly influenced by Confucian values and norms. It includes writings by prominent...

Semiotic Subjectivity in Education and Counseling: Learning with the Unconscious

Semiotic Subjectivity in Education and Counseling: Learning with the Unconscious

1st Edition

Inna R. Semetsky
October 18, 2019

Semiotic Subjectivity in Education and Counseling demonstrates the importance of addressing the concept of the unconscious in learning. Exploring the innovative concept of edusemiotics, it challenges the received notion of learning as solely academic and linguistic, instead offering an...

The Importance of Philosophy in Teacher Education: Mapping the Decline and its Consequences

The Importance of Philosophy in Teacher Education: Mapping the Decline and its Consequences

1st Edition

Andrew D. Colgan, Bruce Maxwell
September 04, 2019

The Importance of Philosophy in Teacher Education maps the gradual decline of philosophy as a central, integrated part of educational studies. Chapters consider how this decline has impacted teacher education and practice, offering new directions for the reintegration of philosophical thinking in...

Epistemology and the Predicates of Education: Building Upon a Process Theory of Learning

Epistemology and the Predicates of Education: Building Upon a Process Theory of Learning

1st Edition

Thomas Peterson
July 17, 2019

Exploring the predicates of education from theoretical, practical and historical perspectives, this book revalorizes the central role of the humanities in the ethical and aesthetic formation of the individual. This book considers timely questions of process and epistemology in today’s academy. It...

Flourishing as the Aim of Education: A Neo-Aristotelian View

Flourishing as the Aim of Education: A Neo-Aristotelian View

1st Edition

Kristján Kristjánsson
June 14, 2019

This book develops a conception of student flourishing as the overarching aim of education. Taking as its basis the Aristotelian concept of eudaimonia, it provides a theoretical study of the foundations of flourishing that goes well beyond Aristotle’s approach. Flourishing as the Aim of Education...

Democratic Education in a Globalized World: A Normative Theory

Democratic Education in a Globalized World: A Normative Theory

1st Edition

Julian Culp
June 13, 2019

Due to the economic and social effects of globalization democracy is currently in crisis in many states around the world. This book suggests that solving this crisis requires rethinking democratic education. It argues that educational public policy must cultivate democratic relationships not only...

Creating the Practical Man of Modernity: The Reception of John Dewey’s Pedagogy in Mexico

Creating the Practical Man of Modernity: The Reception of John Dewey’s Pedagogy in Mexico

1st Edition

Victor J. Rodriguez
June 04, 2019

Focused on the appropriation of John Dewey’s ideas on progressive education in revolutionary Mexico, this book reconsiders the interpretation and application of Dewey’s ideas in the world. Rodriguez examines the use of Dewey in Mexico’s state-building projects as a vantage point to assess the...

Technologies of Being in Martin Heidegger: Nearness, Metaphor and the Question of Education in Digital Times

Technologies of Being in Martin Heidegger: Nearness, Metaphor and the Question of Education in Digital Times

1st Edition

Anna Kouppanou
January 31, 2019

Technologies of Being in Martin Heidegger attempts to deepen the dialogue between philosophy of education and philosophy of technology, while engaging with the thought of Heidegger, Jacques Derrida and Bernard Stiegler. Through a critical reading of Heidegger’s central notion of nearness, this book...

Education and the Pursuit of Wisdom: The Aims of Education Revisited

Education and the Pursuit of Wisdom: The Aims of Education Revisited

1st Edition

Jānis (John) Tālivaldis Ozoliņš
November 27, 2018

Education and the Pursuit of Wisdom examines the ways in which the timeless human search for wisdom relates to current educational practices. This book challenges the current approach of an economically-driven system preparing students solely for the workplace, and instead discusses the importance...

Teaching and Learning as a Pedagogic Pilgrimage: Cultivating Faith, Hope and Imagination

Teaching and Learning as a Pedagogic Pilgrimage: Cultivating Faith, Hope and Imagination

1st Edition

Nuraan Davids, Yusef Waghid
October 30, 2018

Teaching and Learning as a Pedagogic Pilgrimage is premised on an argument that if higher education is to remain responsive to a public good, then teaching and learning must be in a perpetual state of reflection and change. It argues in defence of teaching and learning as constitutive of a...

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