A Companion to the Philosophy of Education / Edition 1

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"A Companion to the Philosophy of Education is a guide to philosophical thinking about education." "Written by an international team of experts, the volume opens with survey of major figures and movements and then explores the most important - and at times controversial - topics of current interest in philosophy of education." This volume is a vital and comprehensive resource for anyone interested in the philosophy of education.
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"The philosophy of education encompasses problems from many areas of philosophy –epistemology, philosophy of mind, professional ethics, and the theory of distributive justice, to name just a few – and the essays in this useful volume accurately reflect the field's breadth. Randall Curren has done an excellent job of enlisting accomplished and influential authors as contributors. His Companion will set the standard, both as a teaching tool and as a first source of information, for years to come." George Sher, Rice University

"Randall Curren has put together an extraordinarily comprehensive collection of essays on the philosophy of education. It should be of value to anyone interested in contemporary issues or historical figures in the field." Catherine Elgin, Harvard Graduate School of Education

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405140515
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/5/2005
  • Series: Blackwell Companions to Philosophy Series , #13
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 658
  • Sales rank: 1,330,630
  • Product dimensions: 6.75 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 1.87 (d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Introduction 1
1 The Socratic Movement 7
2 Stoicism 25
3 The Judaic Tradition 33
4 The Educational Thought of Augustine 50
5 Humanism 62
6 Enlightenment Liberalism 73
7 Rousseau, Dewey, and Democracy 94
8 Kant, Hegel, and the Rise of Pedagogical Science 113
9 Romanticism 130
10 The Past as Future? Hellenism, the Gymnasium, and Altertumswissenschaft 143
11 Critical Theory 161
12 The Analytical Movement 176
13 Feminism 192
14 Postmodernism 206
15 The Nature and Purposes of Education 221
16 Theories of Teaching and Learning 232
17 The Capacity of Learn 246
18 Motivation and Classroom Management 260
19 The Measurement of Learning 272
20 Knowledge, Truth, and Learning 285
21 Cultivating Reason 305
22 Moral Education 320
23 Religious Education 332
24 Teaching Science 342
25 Teaching Elementary Arithmetic through Applications 354
26 Aesthetics and the Educative Powers of Art 365
27 Teaching Literature 384
28 The Authority and Responsibility to Educate 397
29 Church, State, and Education 412
30 Common Schooling and Educational Choice 430
31 Children's Rights 443
32 Education and Standards of Living 456
33 Educational Equality and Justice 471
34 Multicultural Education 487
35 Education and the Politics of Identity 501
36 The Ethics of Teaching 509
37 Inclusion and Justice in Special Education 525
38 Sex Education 540
39 Ethics and the Aims of American Higher Education 551
40 Universities in a Fluid Age 561
41 Academic Freedom 569
42 The Ethics of Research 583
43 Affirmative Action in Higher Education 593
44 The Professor-Student Relationship and the Regulation of Student Life 605
45 The Role of Ethics in Professional Education 617
Index 627
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