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The Therapy of Education: Philosophy, Happiness and Personal Growth
     

The Therapy of Education: Philosophy, Happiness and Personal Growth

by P. Standish (Editor), P. Smeyers (Editor), R. Smith (Editor)
 

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The idea of education as therapy goes back to ancient times. Today, it is understood that the role of the teacher comprises aspects of therapy directed towards the child. But to what extent should this relationship be developed, and what are its concomitant responsibilities? This book offers a challenging philosophical approach to these issues.

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The idea of education as therapy goes back to ancient times. Today, it is understood that the role of the teacher comprises aspects of therapy directed towards the child. But to what extent should this relationship be developed, and what are its concomitant responsibilities? This book offers a challenging philosophical approach to these issues.

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'At a time when it seems that everyone, at whatever level of society, has fallen behind the banner of Business, blindly caught up in its ruthless and deadening rationality, it is such a relief to find writers so able to resist the trend. They remind us of a humane culture we seem to have forgotten, and their intelligent and illuminating understanding of the relations between education and 'therapy' sweeps away many of the absurdities that have over the past two or three decades invaded both.' David Smail former Special Professor in Clinical Psychology at the University of Nottingham, and author of Illusion and Reality: the Meaning of Anxiety and Taking Care: an Alternative to Therapy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230247093
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
12/06/2006
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

PAUL SMEYERS is Professor of Education at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.

RICHARD SMITH is Professor of Education at the University of Durham, UK.
 
PAUL STANDISH is Professor of Educational Studies, University of Sheffield, UK.

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