Education Policy: Philosophical Critique

Education Policy: Philosophical Critique

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Education Policy: Philosophical Critique by Richard Smith

Education Policy sees 12 philosophers of education critique current and recent UK educational policies relating to higher education and faith-based education, assessment, the teaching of reading, vocational and civic education, teacher education, the influence of Europe and the idea of the ‘Big Society’.

  • Twelve philosophers of education subject elements of current and recent UK educational policy to critique
  • Forthright and critical, the contributors are unafraid to challenge current orthodoxies
  • Offers thought-provoking insights into modern education policy
  • Wide-ranging topics cover higher education and faith-based education, assessment, the teaching of reading, vocational and civic education, teacher education, the influence of Europe and the idea of the ‘Big Society’

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118680582
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/07/2013
Series: Journal of Philosophy of Education Series
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Richard Smith is Professor of Education at the University of Durham, UK. His most recent publications include the Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Education (with Nigel Blake, Paul Smeyers and Paul Standish, joint eds, Blackwell, 2003), The Therapy of Education (with Paul Smeyers and Paul Standish, 2006) and Evidence-based Educational Policy: What Evidence? What Basis? Whose Policy? (with David Bridges and Paul Smeyers, joint eds, Blackwell, 2009). His principal research interests are in the philosophy of education and the philosophy of social science.

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