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1st Edition

The Social Purposes of Education

ISBN 9781138220775
Published September 26, 2018 by Routledge
254 Pages

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Book Description

This book, first published in 1959, was written to primarily address teachers and students of education, as well as those with a general interest in the changing practices of schools. Under the terms of the 1944 Education Act, which charged Local Authorities with contributing towards the ‘spiritual, moral, mental, and physical development of the community’. The author examines these ideas whilst examining the state of education in the United Kingdom after the 1944 Education Act.

Table of Contents

Preface;  Acknowledgements;  Part One: The Challenge of the Present Situation;  1. The Challenge of an Evolving Society  2. The Increase in Scale of Modern Communities  3. Changing Attitudes to Authority and Tradition;  Part Two: The Response, Aims and Resources;  4. The Resources of Our Community: Our Living Values  5. The Creation of a Tradition: The Place of the Individual Conscience  6. Educational Objectives;  Part Three: The Underlying Assumptions;  7. The Development of Values and Attitudes in the Growing Personality  8. Self and Conscience  9. Learning  10. Scientific and Ethical Presuppositions;  Part Four: Educational Principles;  11. Authority and Discipline  12. Authority and Participation  13. The Rhythm of Learning  14. Integrity  15. Science and General Education;  List of References;  Index

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