First published in 1966, this book was written to serve as an introductory textbook in the philosophy of education, focusing on ethics and social philosophy. It presents a distinctive point of view both about education and ethical theory and arrived at a time when education was a matter of great public concern. It looks at questions such as ‘What do we actually mean by education?’ and provides a proper ethical foundation for education in a democratic society. The book will appeal to both teachers and students of philosophy as well as education.
Table of Contents
Preface; Interoduction; Part One: The Concept of ‘Education’ 1. Criteria of ‘Education’ 2. Education as Initiation; Appendix to Part One Part Two: Ethical Foundations of Education 3. Classical Theories of Justification 4. Equality 5. Worth-While Activities 6. The Consideration of Interests 7. Freedom 8. Respect for Persons, Fraternity and the Concept of Man Part Three: Education and Social Control 9. Authority and Education 10. Punishment and Discipline 11. Democracy and Education; Index