The philosophy of education is an important component of most education courses. The subject is often split into two traditions, one emphasising the use of analytic philosophy, the other engaging in radical social criticism. This book, first published in 1982, brings together the strengths of both traditions and takes stock of the debate. This study provides an interesting introduction to all the major philosophical issues in education which is different to many other works on the subject.
Table of Contents
Preface; Introduction; 1. Philosophy of Education 2. Education 3. Teaching and Learning 4. Teaching and Related Concepts 5. Indoctrination 6. Autonomy, Community and Education 7. The Justification of Education 8. The Institutionalised of Education 9. Neutrality in Education 10. Equality, Schooling and Education 11. Intelligence 12. Curriculum Choice 13. Competition 14. Assessment and Grading 15. Children and Rights 16. Education and Authority 17. Schooling, Education and Discipline 18. Education and Punishment 19. Moral Education 20. Religious Education; Further Reading; Indexes