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1st Edition

The Place of Commonsense in Educational Thought

ISBN 9781138694378
Published February 21, 2018 by Routledge
170 Pages

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Book Description

Throughout the course of his career Lionel Elvin has worked closely with experts in many different areas of the educational field and has found that in coming to conclusions about either theory or practical policy, commonsense is indispensable. The author explores the idea of commonsense in education in this study, first published in 1977, and e

Table of Contents

Foreword;  Part 1: Commonsense and the Curriculum;  1. Curriculum Theory and Curriculum Reform  2. A Particular Case: The Classics and the Ancient World  3. Liberal Education Reconsidered  4. A Controversial Question: Compulsory Religion in the Public School System;  Part 2: Commonsense and Concepts;  5. Facts, Beliefs and Values  6. Can We Work Together If Our Beliefs Differ?  7. The Concept of Rights in Education  8. The Concept of Equality in Education  9. Three Ways of Thinking About Education  10. The Concept of Research in Education;  Notes and References;  Index

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