Wheels in the Head: Educational Philosophies of Authority, Freedom and Culture from Socrates to Human Rights / Edition 2

Wheels in the Head: Educational Philosophies of Authority, Freedom and Culture from Socrates to Human Rights / Edition 2

by Joel Spring
     
 

ISBN-10: 0070144230

ISBN-13: 9780070144231

Pub. Date: 07/24/1998

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

This overview of various philosophies and philosophers relevant to Education covers democracy, freedom, political despotism, human rights, and the politics of culture and of gender. Within each of these the text identifies obstacles to achieving freedom and political power. In the second edition a new concluding chapter proposes a solution for the authoritarian…  See more details below

Overview

This overview of various philosophies and philosophers relevant to Education covers democracy, freedom, political despotism, human rights, and the politics of culture and of gender. Within each of these the text identifies obstacles to achieving freedom and political power. In the second edition a new concluding chapter proposes a solution for the authoritarian tendencies of government-operated schools and addresses the problem that for any school outside groups want to influence the content of instruction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070144231
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
07/24/1998
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.29(d)

Table of Contents

PART I: AUTOCRATIC AND DEMOCRATIC FORMS OF EDUCATIONCHAPTER 1: Education and the Authoritarian State Plato: Education and The Republic Anton Makarenko: Education and the Modern Authoritarian State Conclusion: Characteristics of Education in the Authoritarian State CHAPTER 2: Educational Problems in a Democratic State Amy Gutmann: Nonrepression and Nondiscrimination John Dewey: Educating Democratic Citizens Henry Giroux: Critical Pedagogy Conclusion: The Problems of Education in the Democratic State PART II: DISSENTING TRADITIONS IN EDUCATION CHAPTER 3: Traditions of Dissent to Government Education Robert Molesworth and Cato's Letters: Freedom, Obedience, and Science William Godwin: Learning to Love Unjust Laws Max Stirner: Wheels in the Head Conclusion: John Stuart Mill: Despotism over the Mind CHAPTER 4: Free Schools Emma Goldman and Francisco Ferrer: Rational and Radical Education Leo Tolstoy: A Little Bit of God in All of Us The Modern School at Stelton (and more...)

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