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Philosophy of Lifelong Education

Philosophy of Lifelong Education

1st Edition

Kenneth Wain
March 06, 2018

This book, first published in 1987, provides a rigorous philosophical analysis of lifelong education. The author presents his arguments simply and directly so that the book is accessible to students who are new to philosophy and adult education....

Mixed Ability Grouping: A Philosophical Perspective

Mixed Ability Grouping: A Philosophical Perspective

1st Edition

Charles Bailey, David Bridges
February 27, 2018

The book, first published in 1983, explores the argument that justifies mixed ability groupings in schools and the consequences of practicing the different justificatory arguments. The issues to be dealt with by staff making decisions about grouping arrangements in their schools are clearly worked...

Understanding Educational Aims

Understanding Educational Aims

1st Edition

Colin Wringe
February 27, 2018

This text, first published in 1988, examines the underlying rationale of educational aims as applied to individual pupils, social policies and supposedly intrinsic values. This book explores traditional educational aims such as developing the potential and autonomy of individuals or the promotion...

Do Teachers Care About Truth?: Epistemological Issues for Education

Do Teachers Care About Truth?: Epistemological Issues for Education

1st Edition

E. P. Brandon
February 27, 2018

This book, first published in 1987, examines the notion of truth and then discusses knowledge and the way in which much of our knowledge revises or rejects the common-sense we start from. The author argues that our knowledge is not as secure as some would like to think and that there are important...

The Uses of Schooling

The Uses of Schooling

1st Edition

Harry S. Broudy
February 27, 2018

The Uses of Schooling, first published in 1988, proposes a radically different approach to the evaluation of education. Professor Broudy shows that the common criteria of school effectiveness – that is the ability to replicate the end-of-course performance on examinations or to apply such results –...

Philosophical Foundations for the Curriculum

Philosophical Foundations for the Curriculum

1st Edition

Allen Brent
February 27, 2018

In this book, first published in 1978, Allen Brent sets out to explore some of the questions raised by theorists and philosophers regarding curriculum. He starts by investigating whether all knowledge is the product of social conditions of particular times or places, or whether there is some kind...

Philosophy and Educational Foundations

Philosophy and Educational Foundations

1st Edition

Allen Brent
February 27, 2018

What models in the social sciences underlie existing or proposed patterns of educational practice? What theories of knowledge inform such models and thus arguably sanction such practice? In this book, first published in 1983, the author seeks some tentative answers. Wittgenstein’s understanding of...

Free Children and Democratic Schools: A Philosophical Study of Liberty and Education

Free Children and Democratic Schools: A Philosophical Study of Liberty and Education

1st Edition

Rosemary Chamberlin
February 27, 2018

This book, first published in 1989, relates a theory of liberty to the practice of education, and reveals the implications of beliefs about freedom for our schools and classrooms. The author makes a reasoned plea for society to have more respect for children and not treat them as an inferior...

Philosophical Issues in Education

Philosophical Issues in Education

1st Edition

John Kleinig
February 27, 2018

The philosophy of education is an important component of most education courses. The subject is often split into two traditions, one emphasising the use of analytic philosophy, the other engaging in radical social criticism. This book, first published in 1982, brings together the strengths of both...

The Teacher: Theory and Practice in Teacher Education

The Teacher: Theory and Practice in Teacher Education

1st Edition

Allen T. Pearson
February 27, 2018

It is widely agreed that teacher education must consist of two general components. There is a knowledge component which contains specialized subject matter knowledge, and a practical component in which intending teachers develop skills and abilities. In this original and compelling work, first...

Thinking in School and Society

Thinking in School and Society

1st Edition

Francis Schrag
February 27, 2018

In this book, first published in 1988, the author integrates relevant ideas from philosophy, psychology, sociology, economics and political science to provide a comprehensive analysis of the problem of education for thinking. Professor Schrag takes account of the classroom as well as the larger...

Language, Ability and Educational Achievement

Language, Ability and Educational Achievement

1st Edition

Christopher Winch
February 27, 2018

This title, first published in 1990, engages in the current debates about the teaching of literacy and the reform of education. Based on his dissatisfaction with prevalent theories of educational achievement and his experience of teaching in elementary schools, Winch argues that the dichotomy of...

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