Speaking of Teaching: Lessons from History

Speaking of Teaching: Lessons from History

by Gabriel Moran
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0739128396

ISBN-13: 9780739128398

Pub. Date: 09/18/2008

Publisher: Lexington Books

Speaking of Teaching: Lessons from History focuses on teaching as a fundamental act of all human beings, viewing the question of teaching through the lens of five famous thinkers and two contemporary problems. Moran argues that teaching is not given the attention that it deserves and proposes to situate school teaching in the context of many forms of teaching.

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Speaking of Teaching: Lessons from History focuses on teaching as a fundamental act of all human beings, viewing the question of teaching through the lens of five famous thinkers and two contemporary problems. Moran argues that teaching is not given the attention that it deserves and proposes to situate school teaching in the context of many forms of teaching. Tracing the history of the idea of teaching from Socrates to Wittgenstein in the first several chapters, this book also examines the intricacies of teaching morality and religion, showcasing society's ambivalence about teaching.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739128398
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
09/18/2008
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

1 Plato and His Students 1

2 Augustine Despite Aquinas 23

3 Rousseau: Teaching Emile and Sophie 47

4 Dewey: Why So Misunderstood? 67

5 Can Morality Be Taught? 95

6 Can Religion Be Taught? 121

7 Wittgenstein: I'll Teach You Differences 143

Conclusion 163

Bibliography 177

Index 187

About the Author 195

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