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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

Elsbeth Wright: [email protected] – Editor, North & South America

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

Katie Peace: [email protected] – Publisher, Asia

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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

Forthcoming

Mason Marshall
December 30, 2020

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

Forthcoming

Marleena Mustola, Maarit Alasuutari, Niina Rutanen
November 19, 2020

Exploring Materiality in Childhood 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 materiality and childhoods in ...

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

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Forthcoming

Giovanni Rossini
November 09, 2020

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 ...

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

Forthcoming

Mark E. Jonas, Yoshiaki Nakazawa
October 01, 2020

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 ...

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

Wayne Melville, Donald Kerr
September 03, 2020

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 ...

Confucian Philosophy for Contemporary Education

Confucian Philosophy for Contemporary Education

1st Edition

Charlene Tan
July 01, 2020

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 Democratic Theory of Educational Accountability From Test-Based Assessment to Interpersonal Responsibility

A Democratic Theory of Educational Accountability: From Test-Based Assessment to Interpersonal Responsibility

1st Edition

Derek Gottlieb
February 17, 2020

This insightful text offers a detailed account of the historical development of educational accountability in the US public education system. In doing so, it diagnoses the unforeseen consequences arising from a centralized, technocratic implementation of the concept, and calls for a radical ...

Robert Grosseteste and Theories of Education The Ordered Human

Robert Grosseteste and Theories of Education: The Ordered Human

1st Edition

Jack P. Cunningham, Steven Puttick
December 09, 2019

This book examines Robert Grosseteste’s often underrepresented ideas on education. It uniquely brings together academics from the fields of medieval history, modern science and contemporary education to shed new light on a fascinating medieval figure whose work has an enormous amount to offer ...

Philosophy for Children in Confucian Societies In Theory and Practice

Philosophy for Children in Confucian Societies: In Theory and Practice

1st Edition

Chi-Ming Lam
November 29, 2019

This book contributes to the theory and practice of Philosophy for Children (P4C), with a special emphasis on theoretical and practical issues confronting researchers and practitioners working in contexts that are strongly influenced by Confucian values and norms. It includes writings by prominent ...

Semiotic Subjectivity in Education and Counseling Learning with the Unconscious

Semiotic Subjectivity in Education and Counseling: Learning with the Unconscious

1st Edition

Inna R. Semetsky
October 18, 2019

Semiotic Subjectivity in Education and Counseling demonstrates the importance of addressing the concept of the unconscious in learning. Exploring the innovative concept of edusemiotics, it challenges the received notion of learning as solely academic and linguistic, instead offering an ...

The Importance of Philosophy in Teacher Education Mapping the Decline and its Consequences

The Importance of Philosophy in Teacher Education: Mapping the Decline and its Consequences

1st Edition

Andrew D. Colgan, Bruce Maxwell
September 04, 2019

The Importance of Philosophy in Teacher Education maps the gradual decline of philosophy as a central, integrated part of educational studies. Chapters consider how this decline has impacted teacher education and practice, offering new directions for the reintegration of philosophical thinking in ...

Epistemology and the Predicates of Education Building Upon a Process Theory of Learning

Epistemology and the Predicates of Education: Building Upon a Process Theory of Learning

1st Edition

Thomas Peterson
July 17, 2019

Exploring the predicates of education from theoretical, practical and historical perspectives, this book revalorizes the central role of the humanities in the ethical and aesthetic formation of the individual. This book considers timely questions of process and epistemology in today’s academy. It ...

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