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Beyond the Present and the Particular (International Library of the Philosophy of Education Volume 2)
A Theory of Liberal Education





ISBN 9781138871342
Published March 4, 2015 by Routledge
268 Pages

 
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Charles Bailey advances a modern characterization and justification of liberal education and defends such a view of liberal education against contemporary challenges. The book will be of special value to those guiding educational policy, designing curricula and reflecting on their own teaching practice. An introductory part of the book describes the need for justification and the special nature of liberal education as compared with other characterizations of education in utilitarian terms. The author offers a positive account of the content of liberal education, after a consideration and critique of the work of Paul Hirst, Philip Phenix and John White and follows this with an account of teacher strategy, attitude and methodology appropriate to liberal education. The final part of the book describes contemporary trends and challenges to the idea of liberal education and shows how they fail to provide a coherent alternative to liberal education as a basis for universal compulsory education.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction - Theory and Education  Part 1: Justification of Liberal Education   2. Education and its Justification  3. Types of Education.  4. The Justification of Liberal Education  Part 2: Content and Method  5. Some Preliminary Ideas  6. Three Accounts Considered  7. The Content of a Liberal Education  8. The Methods of a Liberal Education Part 3: Challenges to Liberal Education  9. The Challenge of Economic Utility  10. The Challenge of Relativism, Ideology and the State  11. Teachers, Assessment and Accountability

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