This book explores the implications for the curriculum, for teaching and for the authority structure of schools and colleges of an analysis of ‘education’ in which the development of knowledge and understanding is accorded a central position. The book explains what philosophy of education is, and by concentrating on its central concepts, initiates readers into exploring it for themselves. It also serves as a succinct introduction to the growing literature on philosophy of education in the UK.
Table of Contents
Introduction. 1 Philosophy. 2 Education. 3 Development. 4 The Curriculum. 5 Teaching. 6 Teaching and Personal Relationships. 7 Educational Institutions. Further Reading. Index of Proper Names. Subject Index.