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Education, Philosophy and Well-being

New perspectives on the work of John White, 1st Edition

Edited by Judith Suissa, Carrie Winstanley, Roger Marples


186 pages

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John White is one of the leading philosophers of education currently working in the Anglophone world. Since first joining the London Institute of Education in 1965, he has made significant contributions to the landscape of the discipline through his teaching, research and numerous publications. His academic work encompasses a broad range of rich philosophical issues, ranging from questions surrounding the child’s mind, through the moral and pedagogical obligations of teachers and schools, to local and national questions of educational policy.

In this volume, international contributors address key issues in the philosophy of education, touching on significant contemporary concerns and demonstrating the breadth and influence of John White’s work. Each chapter critically examines, builds on, and pays tribute to John White’s unique contribution, considering how his work has impacted on the discipline of education as we know it today.

Topics covered include:

  • policy and the role of philosophy of education
  • liberal education
  • the aims of education
  • moral education
  • leadership.

Education, Philosophy and Wellbeing will appeal to postgraduate students and academics in the fields of history, policy, education studies, and philosophy, as well as to policy-makers, educational administrators and teachers.

Table of Contents

1. Liberal Education and its Aims Richard Pring 2. From Philosophy to History: Some Turning Points Richard Aldrich 3. The Curriculum and Subject Knowledge Michael J. Reiss 4. Is Good School Leadership ‘Visionary’? Janet Orchard 5. Democratic Fellowship and the Practice of Human Possibility Michael Fielding 6. On Intelligence Carrie Winstanley 7. Well-being and Education Doret de Ruyter 8. Beyond Moral Education? Michael Hand 9. John White on the Aims of Education Harvey Siegel 10. Philosophy, Educational Research and Educational Policy David Bridges 11. Education, Justice, and the Limits of Statism Penny Enslin and Mary Tjiattas 12. Integration as Stealth Assimilation Eamonn Callan

About the Editors

Judith Suissa is Reader in Philosophy of Education at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK.

Carrie Winstanley is Principal Lecturer in the School of Education, Roehampton University, London, UK.

Roger Marples is Principal Lecturer in the School of Education, Roehampton University, London, UK.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Education

This series aims to present the latest research from right across the field of education. It is not confined to any particular area or school of thought and seeks to provide coverage of a broad range of topics, theories and issues from around the world.

Please send inquiries or proposals for this series to one of the following:

Will Bateman: [email protected] – Editor, UK and Rest of World

Elsbeth Wright: [email protected] – Editor, North & South America

Vilija Stephens: [email protected] – Editor, Australia & New Zealand

Katie Peace: [email protected] – Publisher, Asia


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects