This book, first published in 1989, relates a theory of liberty to the practice of education, and reveals the implications of beliefs about freedom for our schools and classrooms. The author makes a reasoned plea for society to have more respect for children and not treat them as an inferior sub-species. The central argument of this book is for greater education in democracy, and greater democracy in education. This title will be of interest to students of the philosophy of education.
Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction 2. Consent and the Restriction of Freedom 3. Freedom and Democracy 4. The Right to Liberty 5. Children’s Rights to Liberty 6. Paternalism 7. Paternalism towards Children 8. Compulsory Education and the Freedom of Children 9. Freedom in Schools 10. Liberty, Democracy and Education; Bibliography; Index
This set of 21 volumes, originally published between 1955 and 1997, amalgamates several topics on the philosophy of education, with a particular focus on religious education, curriculum studies, and critical thinking. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject and will be of particular interest to students of philosophy, education and those undertaking teaching qualifications.