The Philosophy of Education

An Introduction

Richard Bailey

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Explores the purpose and values of the philosophy of education, and specific issues of contemporary relevance. This book deals with the activity of philosophizing. It is suitable for students studying education studies and teacher education.

Richard Bailey is a writer and theorist on education and sport. A former teacher in both Primary and Secondary Schools and a teacher trainer, he has been a Professor at Canterbury, Roehampton and most recently Birmingham Universities.


Einband Taschenbuch
Herausgeber Richard Bailey
Seitenzahl 200
Erscheinungsdatum 04.03.2010
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-84706-019-8
Verlag Bloomsbury Academic
Maße (L/B/H) 24.5/18.7/1.6 cm
Gewicht 418 g
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  • SECTION 1: THE PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION: THE VERY IDEA; 1. What is the Philosophy of Education? (Paul Standish, Institute of Education, London); 2. Does education need philosophy? (Richard Pring, University of Oxford); SECTION 2: PHILOSOPHISING ABOUT EDUCATION; 3. What is education for? (Roger Marples, Roehampton University); 4. What should be taught? (Michael Hand, Institute of Education); 5. Can and should we teach children to be good? (Jim Conroy, University of Glasgow); 6. Do children have rights? (Tristan McCowan, Roehampton University); 7. Should the government control education? (Judith Suissa, Institute of Education, London); 8. Educational opportunities - who shall we leave out? (Carrie Winstanley, Roehampton University); 9. Should schooling be compulsory? (Dianne Gereluk, Roehampton University); 10. What's wrong with indoctrination and brainwashing? (Richard Bailey, Roehampton University); SECTION THREE: DOING THE PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION; 11. Reading the Philosophy of Education (TBC); 12. Writing the Philosophy of Education (Richard Smith, University of Durham); APPENDIX: FURTHER INFORMATION; Further Reading; Organisations.