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Classic and contemporary readings in the philosophy of education / [compiled by] Steven M. Cahn.

Cahn, Steven M. (Compiler).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780199783069
  • ISBN: 0199783063
  • Physical Description: x, 450 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: 2nd ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.

Content descriptions

General Note:
1st ed., 1997, expanded and updated ed. of: The philosophical foundations of education, 1970.
Faculty reserve.
Material for LPHL-475 (Allison).
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Plato. Meno ; Protagoras (selection) ; The republic (selection) -- Aristotle. Nicomachean ethics (selection) ; Politics (selection) -- John Locke. Some thoughts concerning education (selection) -- Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Emile (selection) -- Immanuel Kant. Lectures on pedagogy (selection) -- Mary Wollstonecraft. A vindication of the rights of women (selection) -- John Stuart Mill. Inaugural address at St. Andrews -- Alfred North Whitehead. The aims of education (selection) -- John Dewey. The child and the curriculum ; Democracy and education (selection) ; Experience and education -- A.S. Neill. Summerhill (selection) -- Patricia Heidenry. Home is where the school is -- Kieran Egan. Open education : open to what? -- Joseph S. Spoerl. Justice and the case for vouchers -- Jeffrey R. Henig. Rethinking school choice -- Amy Gutmann. Democratic education (selection) -- Israel Scheffler. Moral education and the democratic ideal -- Paul H. Hirst. What is teaching? -- John Passmore. The concept of teaching -- Jacques Maritain. Education at the crossroads (selection) -- Michel Foucault. Discipline and punish (selection) -- Paulo Freire. Pedagogy of the oppressed (selection) -- Nel Noddings. Caring (selection) -- Steven M. Cahn. Guiding, grading, and guarding -- Sidney Hook. The content of a liberal education -- Jane Roland Martin. Two dogmas of curriculum -- Maxine Greene. The passions of pluralism : multiculturalism and the expanding community -- Richard M. Rorty. Hermeneutics, general studies, and teaching -- John R. Searle. Traditionalists and their challengers -- Martha Nussbaum. Cultivating humanity (selection) -- Wm. Theodore de Bary. Asia in the core curriculum.
Summary, etc.:
"Now even more affordably priced in its second edition, Classic and Contemporary Readings in the Philosophy of Education is ideal for undergraduate and graduate philosophy of education courses. Editor Steven M. Cahn, a highly respected contributor to the field, brings together writings by leading figures in the history of philosophy and notable contemporary thinkers. The first section of the book provides material from nine classic writers: Plato, Aristotle, Locke, Rousseau, Kant, Wollstonecraft, Mill, Whitehead, and Dewey. Their historically important works encourage students to view current issues and debates from broad perspectives. The second section presents twenty-one recent selections that reflect diverse approaches, including pragmatism, analytic philosophy, feminism, and multiculturalism. The readings are substantial or complete texts, not fragments. The second edition of Classic and Contemporary Readings in the Philosophy of Education features expanded selections by Locke, Rousseau, Kant, and Dewey, along with eight new readings: * Mary Wollstonecraft, "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman" (excerpt) * Patricia Heidenry, "Home Is Where the School Is" * Joseph S. Spoerl, "Justice and the Case for School Vouchers" * Jeffrey R. Henig, "Rethinking School Choice" * John Passmore, "The Concept of Teaching" * Michel Foucault, "Discipline and Punish" (excerpt) * Steven M. Cahn, "Guiding, Grading, and Guarding" * Martha Nussbaum, "Cultivating Humanity" (excerpt) Offering unprecedented breadth and depth of coverage, Classic and Contemporary Readings in the Philosophy of Education, Second Edition, is the most inclusive, thorough, and accessible introduction to the field."--Publisher description.
Subject: Education > Philosophy.

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