The Uses of Schooling, first published in 1988, proposes a radically different approach to the evaluation of education. Professor Broudy shows that the common criteria of school effectiveness – that is the ability to replicate the end-of-course performance on examinations or to apply such results – clearly demonstrates the ‘uselessness’ of much of the investment made in schooling. This is so because, unless constantly reinforced by repetition the ability to replace test performance is rapidly diminished after formal school ends. This study will be of interest to students of education.
Acknowledgements; Introduction: Proper Claims and Expectations; 1. Criteria for Uses of Schooling 2. General Education – Proper Claims and Expectations 3. The Search for Evidence 4. Tacit Knowing or Knowing With 5. The Role of Imagery in Uses of Schooling 6. The Curriculum and the Uses of Schooling 7. The Citizen’s Use of Schooling; Notes; 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.