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The Oxford handbook of philosophy of education / edited by Harvey Siegel.



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Publication date:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
  • Book
  • xiii, 548 p. ; 26 cm.
Title Variation:
Handbook of philosophy of education
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Introduction: Philosophy of Education and Philosophy-- AIMS OF EDUCATION-- 1. The Epistemic Aims of Education-- 2. Moral and Political Aspects of Education-- 3. Tagore, Dewey, and the Imminent Demise of Liberal Education-- THINKING, REASONING, TEACHING AND LEARNING-- 4. Thinking, Reasoning, and Education-- 5. Why Fallibility Has Not Mattered and How It Could-- 6. Indoctrination-- 7. Educating for Authenticity: The Paradox of Moral Education Revisited-- 8. The Development of Rationality-- 9. Philosophy and Developmental Psychology: Getting Beyond the Deficit Conception of Childhood-- 10. Socratic Teaching and Socratic Method-- 11. Educating the Practical Imagination: A Prolegomena-- MORAL, VALUE, AND CHARACTER EDUCATION-- 12. Caring, Empathy, and Moral Education-- 13. Kantian Moral Maturity and the Cultivation of Character-- 14. The Persistence of Moral Skepticism and the Limits of Moral Education-- 15. Values Education-- KNOWLEDGE, CURRICULUM, AND EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH-- 16. Curriculum and the Value of Knowledge-- 17. Education, Democracy, and Capitalism-- 18. Art and Education-- 19. Science Education, Religious Toleration, and Liberal Neutrality Toward the Good-- 20. Constructivisms, Scientific Methods and Reflective Judgment in Science Education-- 21. Empirical Educational Research: Charting Philosophical Disagreements in an Undisciplined Field-- SOCIAL/POLITICAL ISSUES-- 22. Educating for Individual Freedom and Democratic Citizenship: In Unity and Diversity There Is Strength-- 23. Mapping Multicultural Education-- 24. Prejudice-- 25. Educational Authority and the Interests of Children-- APPROACHES TO PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION AND PHILOSOPHY-- 26. Pragmatist Philosophy of Education-- 27. Feminist Philosophy and Education-- 28. Postmodernism and Education.
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Publisher's Summary:
Philosophy of education has an honored place in the history of Western philosophical thought. Its questions are as vital now, both philosophically and practically, as they have ever been. In recent decades, however, philosophical thinking about education has largely fallen off the philosophical radar screen. Philosophy of education has lost intimate contact with the parent discipline to a regrettably large extent--to the detriment of both. The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Education is intended to serve as a general introduction to key issues in the field, to further the philosophical pursuit of those issues, and to bring philosophy of education back into closer contact with general philosophy. Distinguished philosophers and philosophers of education, most of whom have made important contributions to core areas of philosophy, turn their attention in these 28 essays to a broad range of philosophical questions concerning education. The chapters are accessible to readers with no prior exposure to philosophy of education, and provide both surveys of the general domain they address, and advance the discussion in those domains in original and fruitful ways. Together their authors constitute a new wave of general philosophers taking up fundamental philosophical questions about education--the first such cohort of outstanding general philosophers to do so (in English) in a generation.
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Siegel, Harvey, 1952-

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