For Education: Towards Critical Educational Inquiry / Edition 1

For Education: Towards Critical Educational Inquiry / Edition 1

by Carr, Glyn Carr
     
 

A recent review of his work describes Wilfred Carr as 'one of the most brilliant philosophers now working in the rich British tradition of educational philosophy ... His work is rigorous, refreshing and original ... and examines a number of fundamental issues with clarity and penetration'.

In For Education Wilfred Carr provides a comprehensive justification for… See more details below

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A recent review of his work describes Wilfred Carr as 'one of the most brilliant philosophers now working in the rich British tradition of educational philosophy ... His work is rigorous, refreshing and original ... and examines a number of fundamental issues with clarity and penetration'.

In For Education Wilfred Carr provides a comprehensive justification for reconstructing educational theory and research as a form of critical inquiry. In doing this, he confronts a number of important philosophical questions. What is educational theory? What is an educational practice? How are theory and practice related? What is the role of values in educational research? Is a genuinely educational science possible? By appealing to developments in critical theory, the philosophy of science and the philosophy of the social sciences, Wilfred Carr provides answers to these questions which vindicate the idea of an educational science that is not 'on' or 'about' education but 'for education' - a science genuinely committed to promoting educational values and ideals.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780335191864
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
02/28/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
162
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.35(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Prologue: Theorizing educational practice1
Introduction: Becoming an educational philosopher18
1The gap between theory and practice29
2Theories of theory and practice40
3Adopting an educational philosophy52
4What is an educational practice?60
5Can educational research be scientific?77
6Philosophy, values and an educational science87
7Whatever happened to action research?100
8The idea of an educational science108
9Epilogue: Confronting the postmodernist challenge120
Notes129
References and Bibliography137
Index144

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