The Place of Commonsense in Educational Thought

The Place of Commonsense in Educational Thought

by Lionel Elvin


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Throughout the course of his career Lionel Elvin has worked closely with experts in many different areas of the educational field and has found that in coming to conclusions about either theory or practical policy, commonsense is indispensable. The author explores the idea of commonsense in education in this study, first published in 1977, and examines this theme both in general and particular terms of the concepts people invoke in educational discussion. This title will be of interest to students of the philosophy of education.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138694378
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/22/2018
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Education Series , #8
Pages: 165
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword; Part 1: Commonsense and the Curriculum; 1. Curriculum Theory and Curriculum Reform 2. A Particular Case: The Classics and the Ancient World 3. Liberal Education Reconsidered 4. A Controversial Question: Compulsory Religion in the Public School System; Part 2: Commonsense and Concepts; 5. Facts, Beliefs and Values 6. Can We Work Together If Our Beliefs Differ? 7. The Concept of Rights in Education 8. The Concept of Equality in Education 9. Three Ways of Thinking About Education 10. The Concept of Research in Education; Notes and References; Index

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