Philosophy of Education An Anthology

ISBN-10: 1405130237

ISBN-13: 9781405130233

Edition: 2006

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Description: 'Philosophy of Education' includes classic pieces by Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Descartes, Locke, Kant, Rousseau, Mill, Dewey, and others. It addresses issues such as teacher professionalism and accountability, the commercialisation of schooling, multicultural education and parental choice.

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Book details

List price: $59.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/15/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgements
A Note to Instructors on the Classics
General Introduction
The Nature and Aims of Education
Introduction
What is Education?
Turning the Psyche
Knowing How to Rule and be Ruled as Justice Demands
An Educated Person Can Speak Well and Persuade
The Exercise of Reason
The Education of Nature
The Democratic Conception in Education
Education as Initiation
Banking v. Problem-solving Models of Education
Liberal Education and the Relationship between Education and Work
Liberal v. Mechanical Education
Learning the Value of Work
Education for Labor and Leisure
Education and Standards of Living
The Liberal Studies in a Global World: A Self-examination
Autonomy and Exit Rights
The Child's Right to an Open Future
Justice, Autonomy, and the Good
"Mistresses of their Own Destiny": Group Rights, Gender, and Realistic Rights of Exit
Educational Authority
Introduction
The Boundaries of Educational Authority
Education and the Limits of State Authority
Democracy and Democratic Education
Justice, Inequality, and Home Schooling
Is Teaching a Profession: How Would We Know?
The Crisis in Education
The Commercialization of Schooling
The Role of Government in Education
Commercialization or Citizenship: The Case of Education
Channel One, the Anti-Commercial Principle, and the Discontinuous Ethos
Educational Responsibilities
Introduction
Educational Adequacy and Equality
The Law of Zero-correlation
Interpreting Equal Educational Opportunity
Whom Must We Treat Equally for Educational Opportunity to be Equal?
Diversity and Nondiscrimination
Culture, Subculture, Multiculturalism: Educational Options
The Promise of Racial Integration in a Multicultural Age
"Getting Religion": Religion, Diversity, and Community in Public and Private Schools
Impairment, Disability, and Excellence
The Myths of Learning Disabilities
A Capability Perspective on Impairment, Disability, and Special Needs
Educating Gifted Children
Perfectionism and Educational Policy
Teaching and Learning
Introduction
Teaching
Real Teaching
The Teacher's Grasp of Subject-Matter
Understanding Students
Beyond the Reflective Teacher
Discipline and Care
Social Control
The One-Caring as Teacher
School Sexual Harassment Policies: The Need for Both Justice and Care
Inquiry, Understanding, and Constructivism
Learning by Discovery
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: The Many Faces of Constructivism
Constructivisms and Objectivity: Disentangling Metaphysics from Pedagogy
Education and the Advancement of Understanding
Critical Thinking and Reasoning
Reasoning with Children
Against Reasoning with Children
Education for Critical Thinking
The Reasons Conception
The Value of Reason: Why Not a Sardine Can Opener?
Grading and Testing
A Discourse on Grading
Coercion and the Ethics of Grading and Testing
What is at Stake in Knowing the Content and Capabilities of Children's Minds? A Case for Basing High Stakes Tests on Cognitive Models
Curriculum and the Content of Schooling
Introduction
Moral Education
Moral Conventions and Moral Lessons
Cultivating the Moral and Intellectual Virtues
Motivation by Ideal
Curricular Controversies
Should We Teach Patriotic History?
Should Creationism be Taught in the Public Schools?
Conflicting Philosophies of School Sex Education
The Artistic-Aesthetic Curriculum
Index
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