1st Edition

The Place of Commonsense in Educational Thought

By Lionel Elvin Copyright 1977
    166 Pages
    by Routledge

    162 Pages
    by Routledge

    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

    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


    Lionel Elvin