Classic and Contemporary Readings in the Philosophy of Education

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Intended for philosophy of education courses,this anthology brings together classic writings on education by leading figures in the history of philosophy and notable contributions to the field by a variety of contemporary thinkers. The first section provides material from a sizable collection of classic writers,enabling students to read the original sources for themselves. The second section includes recent materials that reflect diverse approaches such as feminism,critical theory,and multiculturalism.
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"The blend of classic philosophers and modern thinkers brings a continuity and diversity to the thinking on the subject. I would definitely adopt this textbook for my course. Cahn's inclusion of women writers and contemporary issues is really refreshing and not expected in such a text."—Christina Ramirez-Smith, Jacksonville University

"There is simply no compendium of primary sources on the philosophy of education in print that is more comprehensive or thoughtfully arranged than this one. I am sure that it will continue to play a key role in the preparation of educational practitioners, policy makers, and leaders in the years to come."—Hanan Alexander, University of Haifa and former Visiting Professor, University of California, Berkeley

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199783052
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 9/28/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 1,059,232
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven M. Cahn is Professor of Philosophy at The City University of New York Graduate Center.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Classic Theories 1
Meno 3
Protagoras selection 32
The Republic selection 39
Nicomachean Ethics selection 110
Politics selection 131
Some Thoughts Concerning Education selection 144
Emile selection 162
Thoughts on Education selection 197
Inaugural Address at St. Andrews 223
The Aims of Education and Other Essays selection 261
The Child and the Curriculum 274
Democracy and Education selection 288
Experience and Education 325
Pt. II Contemporary Issues 365
Summerhill selection 368
Open Education: Open to What? 377
Spheres of Justice selection 386
Democratic Education selection 411
Moral Education and the Democratic Ideal 435
What Is Teaching? 444
Education at the Crossroads selection 456
Pedagogy of the Oppressed selection 460
Caring selection 471
The Philosophy of Childhood selection 477
Education for Modern Man selection 488
Two Dogmas of Curriculum 499
The Passion of Pluralism: Multiculturalism and the Expanding Community 510
Hermeneutics, General Studies, and Teaching 522
Traditionalists and Their Challengers 536
Asia in the Core Curriculum 546
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