First published in 1967, this book suggests that educational problems should not, and indeed cannot, be solved in isolation, but that we need to bring all our disciplines and resources to bear upon them. It explores in turn philosophical, psychological and sociological approaches to educational theory and examines great thinkers such as Plato, Rousseau, Freud, Piaget, Durkheim and Mannheim. In doing so, it argues that answers to educational problems lie in a multi-disciplined and integrated approach.
Preface; 1. Introduction; Part One: Philosophical; 2. Philosophy and Education 3. Plato (427-347 B.C.) 4. Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-78) 5. John Dewey (1859-1952); Part Two: Psychological; 6. Psychology and Education 7. Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) 8. Jean Piaget (b. 1896) 9. B. F. Skinner (b. 1904); Part Three: Sociological; 10. Sociology and Education 11. Emile Durkheim (1858-1917) 12. George H. Mead (1863-1931) 13. Karl Mannheim (1893-1947); Conclusion; Index
This set of 62 volumes, originally published between 1959 and 2005, amalgamates a wide breadth on the sociology of education, with a particular focus on culture, class and curriculum theory. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject how it has evolved over time, and will be of particular interest to students of sociology, education and those undertaking teaching qualifications.