Education, Social Reform and Philosophical Development

Evidence from the Past, Principles for the Future

Richard Pring

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Richard Pring is Emeritus Professor of Education, and was formerly Director of Department of Educational Studies, University of Oxford, UK.


Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 170
Erscheinungsdatum 20.07.2021
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-367-67543-1
Verlag Taylor & Francis Ltd.
Maße (L/B) 23.4/15.6 cm
Gewicht 336 g
Abbildungen farbige, schwarzweisse Abbildungen


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  • Summary of Chapters Introduction: Historical understanding and philosophical reflection Part I. Historical evolution of education – its meaning and its provision Chapter 1, Developing pattern and meaning of education from early 19th century Chapter 2, Apprenticeships and practical learning: lessons to be learnt Chapter 3, Primary and secondary education for all Chapter 4, Further education and youth service Chapter 5, The shifting sands of qualifications Chapter 6, Higher education: its changing nature Chapter 7, Religious Influence: Education and Faith Schools Chapter 8, Changing political control Part II. Prelude: Philosphical Assumptions and Critical Questions Chapter 9, Summary of changing concept of ‘education’ Chapter 10, Utilitarianism, Idealism, and Socialism Chapter 11, Positivism, Post-Modernism and Wisdom of the Market Chapter 12, Pragmatism Chapter 13, Respect for truth: problems of political discourse Part III. Conclusion Chapter 14, Aims of education: human flourishing and development of persons