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 examines this theme both in general and particular terms of the concepts people invoke in educational discussion. This title will be of interest to students of the philosophy of education.
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
This set of 21 volumes, originally published between 1955 and 1997, amalgamates several topics on the philosophy of education, with a particular focus on religious education, curriculum studies, and critical thinking. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject and will be of particular interest to students of philosophy, education and those undertaking teaching qualifications.