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On Education

On Education

by Harry Brighouse
     
 

ISBN-10: 041532789X

ISBN-13: 9780415327893

Pub. Date: 12/15/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

What is education for? Should it produce workers or educate future citizens? Is there a place for faith schools - and should patriotism be taught?

In this compelling and controversial book, Harry Brighouse takes on all these urgent questions and more. He argues that children share four fundamental interests: the ability to make their own judgements about

Overview

What is education for? Should it produce workers or educate future citizens? Is there a place for faith schools - and should patriotism be taught?

In this compelling and controversial book, Harry Brighouse takes on all these urgent questions and more. He argues that children share four fundamental interests: the ability to make their own judgements about what values to adopt; acquiring the skills that will enable them to become economically self-sufficient as adults; being exposed to a range of activities and experiences that will enable them to flourish in their personal lives; and developing a sense of justice.

He criticises sharply those who place the interests of the economy before those of children, and assesses the arguments for and against the controversial issues of faith schools and the teaching of patriotism.

Clearly argued but provocative, On Education draws on recent examples from Britain and North America as well as famous thinkers on education such as Aristotle and John Locke. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the present state of education and its future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415327893
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/15/2005
Series:
Thinking in Action Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: Educational Aims 1. Self-Government: Forming the Autonomous Person 2. Self-Dependence: Preparation for Work 3. Flourishing: Preparation for Life 4. Mutual-Governance: Educating for Democracy Part 2: Controversial Policy Issues 5. Should We Fund Religious Schools? 6. Should Schools Teach Patriotism? 7. Is Citizenship Education Indoctrination? 8. Conclusion

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