9780415157391

The Aims of Education

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    9780415157391

  • ISBN10:

    0415157390

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-12-02
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

In this volume, international philosophers of education explore and question diverse strains of the liberal tradition, discussing autonomy and other key issues including social justice, national identity, curriculum, critical thinking and social practices.

Table of Contents

List of contributors
vii
Preface x
Aims! Whose aims?
1(13)
Kevin Harris
`Or what's a heaven for?' The importance of aims in education
14(9)
Robin Barrow
The aims of education and the philosophy of education: the pathology of an argument
23(12)
Peter Gilroy
Education without aims?
35(15)
Paul Standish
Liberalism, citizenship and the private interest in schooling
50(11)
Kenneth A. Strike
Liberalism and critical thinking: on the relation between a political ideal and an aim of education
61(13)
Jan Steutel
Ben Spiecker
Autonomy as an educational aim
74(11)
Christopher Winch
Critical thinking as an aim of education
85(15)
William Hare
The place of national identity in the aims of education
100(12)
Penny Enslin
Self-determination as an educational aim
112(12)
James C. Walker
The nature of educational aims
124(9)
Paul H. Hirst
Well-being as an aim of education
133(12)
Roger Marples
Aiming for a fair education: what use is philosophy?
145(12)
Morwenna Griffiths
Neglected educational aims: moral seriousness and social commitment
157(16)
Richard Pring
Rational curriculum planning: in pursuit of an illusion
173(12)
David Carr
In defence of liberal aims in education
185(16)
John White
Bibliography 201(9)
Index 210

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