Custody And Courtship Of Experience

Overview

Throughout most of the history of Western civilization, Christianity and Classical ideals played a dominant part in education. In most western countries, however, this is no longer the case. In modern pluralist Democracies, church influence struggles with pervasive influences from elsewhere for the hearts and minds of the public. Educational policy remains, however, an instrument to be used by major power groups, and in many countries has become, to a greater or lesser extent, an active or unwitting accomplice in...

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Overview

Throughout most of the history of Western civilization, Christianity and Classical ideals played a dominant part in education. In most western countries, however, this is no longer the case. In modern pluralist Democracies, church influence struggles with pervasive influences from elsewhere for the hearts and minds of the public. Educational policy remains, however, an instrument to be used by major power groups, and in many countries has become, to a greater or lesser extent, an active or unwitting accomplice in furthering acquisitiveness and the accumulation of material advantage.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781856071536
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 12/1/2000
  • Series: Maynooth Series
  • Pages: 274
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Padraig Hogan is a Lecturer at Maynooth College and President of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 9
Pt. 1 Education as Guardianship - A story of ascendancy and decline
Ch. 1 The Classical Pattern of Western Education 22
Ch. 2 Christendom and the Custodianship of Learning 46
Ch. 3 From Good Letters to Modernity 70
Ch. 4 Modernity's Combative Progeny 92
Pt. 2 Educational Experience and the Sovereignty of Learning
Ch. 5 Power, Partiality and the Purposes of Learning 118
Ch. 6 Personal Identity: Imposition, Creation or Epiphany? 138
Ch. 7 The Courtship of Sensibility and the Virtues of Teaching and Learning 158
Pt. 3 The Integrity of Education amid the Currents of Public Discourse
Ch. 8 The Claims of Radical Critique 180
Ch. 9 'Post-Modern' Playfulness and the Dialogue that We Aren't 200
Ch. 10 Educational Policy and the Quality of Learning 223
Epilogue: Sovereignty, Change and the Tenor of Policy 248
Bibliography 256
Index 264
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