The Aims of Education / Edition 1

The Aims of Education / Edition 1

by Roger Marples
     
 

Here international philosophers of education explore and question diverse strains of the liberal tradition, discussing not only autonomy but other key issues such as:
* social justice
* national identity
* curriculum
* critical thinking
* social practices.
The contributors write from a variety of standpoints, offering many interpretations of what… See more details below

Overview

Here international philosophers of education explore and question diverse strains of the liberal tradition, discussing not only autonomy but other key issues such as:
* social justice
* national identity
* curriculum
* critical thinking
* social practices.
The contributors write from a variety of standpoints, offering many interpretations of what liberalism might mean in educational terms.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415157391
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/02/1999
Series:
Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

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Table of Contents

List of contributors
Preface
1Aims! Whose aims?1
2'Or what's a heaven for?' The importance of aims in education14
3The aims of education and the philosophy of education: the pathology of an argument23
4Education without aims?35
5Liberalism, citizenship and the private interest in schooling50
6Liberalism and critical thinking: on the relation between a political ideal and an aim of education61
7Autonomy as an educational aim74
8Critical thinking as an aim of education85
9The place of national identity in the aims of education100
10Self-determination as an educational aim112
11The nature of educational aims124
12Well-being as an aim of education133
13Aiming for a fair education: what use is philosophy?145
14Neglected educational aims: moral seriousness and social commitment157
15Rational curriculum planning: in pursuit of an illusion173
16In defence of liberal aims in education185
Bibliography201
Index210

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