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Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education


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The philosophy of education is enjoying a resurgence of interest internationally, in line with the growing attention worldwide to education's seminal importance in shaping societies, economies and people's lives. This series brings together some of the leading experts from around the world, and provides an outlet for the very latest cutting-edge research.

Please send inquiries or proposals for this series to one of the following:

Emilie Coin: [email protected] – Editor, UK, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East

Alice Salt: [email protected]– Editor, North & South America

Vilija Stephens: [email protected] – Editor, Australia & New Zealand

Katie Peace: [email protected] – Publisher, Asia

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Medieval Muslim Philosophers and Intercultural Communication Towards a Dialogical Paradigm in Education

Medieval Muslim Philosophers and Intercultural Communication: Towards a Dialogical Paradigm in Education

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Wisam Abdul Jabbar
December 30, 2022

Challenging assumptions that Islamic traditions are at odds with Western practices, this text invokes the teachings of key Muslim thinkers to illustrate how these might inform educational approaches which support and celebrate religious and cultural difference. Explaining the teachings of ...

Educating Character Through the Arts

Educating Character Through the Arts

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Laura D'Olimpio, Panos Paris, Aidan P. Thompson
November 18, 2022

This volume investigates the role of the arts in character education. Bringing together insights from esteemed philosophers and educationalists, it looks to the arts for insight into human character and explores the arts’ relationship to human flourishing and the development of the virtues. ...

Reading Plato's Dialogues to Enhance Learning and Inquiry Exploring Socrates' Use of Protreptic for Student Engagement

Reading Plato's Dialogues to Enhance Learning and Inquiry: Exploring Socrates' Use of Protreptic for Student Engagement

1st Edition

By Mason Marshall
August 01, 2022

This scholarly volume proposes protreptic as a radically new way of reading Plato’s dialogues leading to enhanced student engagement in learning and inquiry. Through analysis of Platonic dialogues including Crito, Euthyphro, Meno, and Republic, the text highlights Socrates’ ways of fostering and ...

Exploring Materiality in Childhood Body, Relations and Space

Exploring Materiality in Childhood: Body, Relations and Space

1st Edition

Edited By Maarit Alasuutari, Marleena Mustola, Niina Rutanen
May 30, 2022

Exploring Materiality in Childhood: Body, Relations and Space explores the multiple ways that childhood and materiality are intertwined and assembled. Bringing together a diverse range of authors, this topical book makes a scholarly contribution to our understanding of the entanglements of ...

Self and Wisdom in Arts-Based Contemplative Inquiry in Education Narrative, Aesthetic and the Dialogical Presence of Thomas Merton

Self and Wisdom in Arts-Based Contemplative Inquiry in Education: Narrative, Aesthetic and the Dialogical Presence of Thomas Merton

1st Edition

By Giovanni Rossini
May 30, 2022

By foregrounding a first-person perspective, this text enacts and explores self-reflection as a mode of inquiry in educational research and highlights the centrality of the individual researcher in the construction of knowledge. Engaging in particular with the work of Thomas Merton through a ...

Rethinking the Politics of Education

Rethinking the Politics of Education

1st Edition

By Nick Peim
May 11, 2022

Rethinking the Politics of Education provides an entirely original rethinking of the modern and contemporary mythology of education. Problematizing the ideas concerning education as fulfilment and redemption, the book critically reviews the association of education with projects of social justice, ...

Virtues as Integral to Science Education Understanding the Intellectual, Moral, and Civic Value of Science and Scientific Inquiry

Virtues as Integral to Science Education: Understanding the Intellectual, Moral, and Civic Value of Science and Scientific Inquiry

1st Edition

Edited By Wayne Melville, Donald Kerr
May 06, 2022

By investigating the re-emergence of intellectual, moral, and civic virtues in the practice and teaching of science, this text challenges the increasing professionalization of science; questions the view of scientific knowledge as objective; and highlights the relationship between democracy and ...

A Platonic Theory of Moral Education Cultivating Virtue in Contemporary Democratic Classrooms

A Platonic Theory of Moral Education: Cultivating Virtue in Contemporary Democratic Classrooms

1st Edition

By Mark E. Jonas, Yoshiaki Nakazawa
April 29, 2022

Discussing Plato’s views on knowledge, recollection, dialogue, and epiphany, this ambitious volume offers a systematic analysis of the ways that Platonic approaches to education can help students navigate today’s increasingly complex moral environment. Though interest in Platonic education may ...

Confucian Philosophy for Contemporary Education

Confucian Philosophy for Contemporary Education

1st Edition

By Charlene Tan
April 29, 2022

Most people would not associate Confucian philosophy with contemporary education. After all, the former is an ancient Chinese tradition, and the latter is a modern phenomenon. But this book shows otherwise, by explaining how millennia-old Confucian ideas and practices can inform, inspire and ...

A Praxis of Nothingness in Education On Heidegger and Wittgenstein

A Praxis of Nothingness in Education: On Heidegger and Wittgenstein

1st Edition

By Håvard Åsvoll
December 17, 2021

This book puts forward a "theory of Nothing" and shows how a praxis of "Nothing" can offer new possibilities for educational research and practice. Taking inspiration from Heidegger’s and Wittgenstein’s philosophy and with regards to phenomenology and language, the book indicates how nothing can be...

Teaching Democracy in an Age of Uncertainty Place-Responsive Learning

Teaching Democracy in an Age of Uncertainty: Place-Responsive Learning

1st Edition

By Gilbert Burgh, Simone Thornton
November 30, 2021

The strength of democracy lies in its ability to self-correct, to solve problems and adapt to new challenges. However, increased volatility, resulting from multiple crises on multiple fronts – humanitarian, financial, and environmental – is testing this ability. By offering a new framework for ...

The Contemporary Relevance of John Dewey’s Theories on Teaching and Learning Deweyan Perspectives on Standardization, Accountability, and Assessment in Education

The Contemporary Relevance of John Dewey’s Theories on Teaching and Learning: Deweyan Perspectives on Standardization, Accountability, and Assessment in Education

1st Edition

Edited By JuliAnna Ávila, AG Rud, Leonard Waks, Emer Ring
November 05, 2021

Through expert analysis, this text proves that John Dewey’s views on efficiency in education are as relevant as ever. By exploring Deweyan theories of teaching and learning, the volume illustrates how they can aid educators in navigating the theoretical and practical implications of accountability,...

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