Education in the Open Society - Karl Popper and Schooling: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Education in the Open Society - Karl Popper and Schooling

1st Edition

By Richard Bailey


242 pages

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This title was first published in 2000. Drawing on exclusive interviews with Karl Popper, this book provides the first comprehensive examination of the educational implications of his philosophy. Critically exploring key elements of Popper’s work, his theory of knowledge, psychology of learning and politics, Richard Bailey also extrapolates an approach to teaching and learning in schools and the wider community.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; The educational roots of Popper’s philosophy; Critical fallibilism; Evolutionary epistemology; How do children learn?; Three worlds; The open society; Educative democracy; The critical curriculum - education for an open society; Bibliography; Index.

About the Author

Richard Bailey, 1994-98 - Lecturer, the Senior Lecturer in Education, Canterbury Christ Church University College, Kent. 1998-00 - Lecturer in Physical Education, University of Reading. 2000 - Reader in Childhood Studies, Leeds Metropolitan University. B.Ed (Hons) Education and Physical Education PhD - Philosophy of Education.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Policy
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General