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Now even more affordably priced in its second edition,Classic and Contemporary Readings in the Philosophy of Educationis 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 ofClassic and Contemporary Readings in the Philosophy of Educationfeatures 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.
Table of Contents
*=New to this Edition Preface Introduction PART I. CLASSIC THEORIES 1. Plato Meno Protagoras (selection) The Republic (selection) 2. Aristotle Nicomachean Ethics (selection) Politics (selection) 3. John Locke Some Thoughts Concerning Education (selection) 4. Jean-Jacques Rousseau Emile (selection) 5. Immanuel Kant Lectures on Pedagogy (selection) 6. Mary Wollstonecraft * A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (selection) 7. John Stuart Mill Inaugural Address at St. Andrews 8. Alfred North Whitehead The Aims of Education (selection) 9. John Dewey The Child and the Curriculum Democracy and Education (selection) Experience and Education PART II. CONTEMPORARY ISSUES A. Schools 10. A. S. Neill Summerhill (selection) 11. Patricia Heidenry * Home Is Where the School Is 12. Kieran Egan Open Education: Open to What? 13. Joseph S. Spoerl * Justice and the Case for School Vouchers 14. Jeffrey R. Henig * Rethinking School Choice 15. Amy Gutmann Democratic Education (selection) 16. Israel Scheffler Moral Education and the Democratic Ideal B. Teaching 17. Paul H. Hirst What Is Teaching? 18. John Passmore * The Concept of Teaching 19. Jacques Maritain Education at the Crossroads (selection) 20. Michel Foucault * Discipline and Punish (selection) 21. Paulo Freire Pedagogy of the Oppressed (selection) 22. Nel Noddings Caring (selection) 23. Steven M. Cahn * Guiding, Grading, and Guarding C. Curriculum 24. Sidney Hook The Content of a Liberal Education 25. Jane Roland Martin Two Dogmas of Curriculum 26. Maxine Greene The Passions of Pluralism: Multiculturalism and the Expanding Community 27. Richard M. Rorty Hermeneutics, General Studies, and Teaching 28. John R. Searle Traditionalists and Their Challengers 29. Martha Nussbaum * Cultivating Humanity (selection) 30. Wm. Theodore de Bary Asia in the Core Curriculum