1st Edition

Beyond Liberal Education Essays in Honour of Paul H Hirst

Edited By Robin Barrow, Patricia White Copyright 1993

    This collection of essays by philosophers and educationalists of international reputation, all published here for the first time, celebrates Paul Hirst's professional career. The introductory essay by Robin Barrow and Patricia White outlines Paul Hirst's career and maps the shifts in his thought about education, showing how his views on teacher education, the curriculum and educational aims are interrelated. Contributions from leading names in British and American philosophy of education cover themes ranging from the nature of good teaching to Wittgensteinian aesthetics. The collection concludes with a paper in which Paul Hirst sets out his latest views on the nature of education and its aims. The book also includes a complete bibliography of works by Hirst and a substantial set of references to his writing.

    Introduction, Robin Barrow, Patricia White; Chapter 1 Good Teaching, Mary Warnock; Chapter 2 Truth and Liberal Education, David E. Cooper; Chapter 3 Liberal Education and Vocational Preparation, Richard Pring; Chapter 4 Paul Hirst’s Structure, or, the Uses and Abuses of an Overworked Concept, D.C. Phillips; Chapter tre5 The Curriculum, Ivan Snook; Chapter 6 Curriculum and the Mirror of Nowledge, Jane Roland Martin; Chapter 7 Moral and Religious Education, Brian Crittenden; Chapter 8 Wittgenstein’s Speculative Aesthetics in its Ethical Context, R.K. Elliott; Chapter 9 The Arts, Well-Being and Education, John White; Chapter 10 Education, Knowledge and Practices, Paul H. Hirst;


    Robin Barrow is Professor and Dean of Education at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia.,
    Patricia White is Research Fellow in Philosophy of Education at the Institute of Education, University of London, and currently Chair of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain.