1st Edition

Education, Philosophy and Well-being
New perspectives on the work of John White

ISBN 9781138290884
Published December 4, 2016 by Routledge
200 Pages

USD $59.95

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Book Description

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

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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.