The Philosophy of Education (RLE Edu K)

An Introduction

By Harry Schofield

© 2012 – Routledge

304 pages

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About the Book

There are many students who find philosophy of education difficult, because they have never received teaching in the basic essentials of general philosophy. This book begins by asking the basic question ‘what is philosophy?’ and examines a number of possible answers. Step by step the reader is introduced to the modern techniques of linguistic and concept analysis. Whenever a technical term is used it is explained and illustrated by reference to familiar situations in everyday life.

Table of Contents

Preface. 1. The Meaning and Function of Philosophy and Educational Philosophy. 2. The Concept ‘Education’. 3. The Concept ‘Training’. 4. The Concept ‘Child-Centred’. 5. The Concept ‘Aims’. 6. The Concept ‘Culture’. 7. The Concept ‘Curriculum’. 8. The Concept ‘Liberal Education’. 9. The Concepts ‘Conditioning’ and ‘Indoctrination’. 10. The Concept ‘Value-Judgments’. 11. The Concept ‘Values’. 12. The Concept ‘Morals’. 13. The Concepts ‘Freedom’ and ‘Authority’. Bibliography. Index.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Education

Routledge Library Editions: Education consists of 244 volumes by some of the greatest educationalists, teaching professionals and policy makers of the twentieth century. The volumes are available in a set; in mini-sets themed by sub-discipline; or individually, in your choice of print or ebook.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU040000
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects
REF000000
REFERENCE / General