Includes bibliographical references (p. -196) and index.
1. Thinking about Education 2. What it is to be Human? 3. The Concept of Education 4. Knowledge and the Curriculum 5. Curriculum Theory 6. Indoctrination 7. Rationality 8. Self-Determination 9. The Postmodern Challenge 10. Needs, Interests and Experience 11. Creativity 12. Culture 13. Research into Teaching 14. Conclusions: Theory and Practice.
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This is the fourth edition of the classic best-selling textbook that guides students through the elementals of the philosophy of education, exploring key concepts and encouraging the development of philosophical thinking. Looking at issues surrounding our notions of culture, creativity, autonomy, indoctrination, needs, interests and learning by discovery, the text also tackles a number of probing questions on the nature of education and the ways in which it is practised today. (source: Nielsen Book Data)