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The SAGE Handbook of Philosophy of Education

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March 2010 | 570 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This book provides an authoritative, yet accessible guide to the philosophy of education, its scope, its key thinkers and movements, and its potential contribution to a range of educational concerns. The text offers a balanced view of three key dimensions: first, in giving an equal weight to different styles and modes of philosophy; second, by including past and present perspectives on philosophy of education; and third, in covering both the general "perennial" issues in philosophy and issues of more contemporary concern.

Section one of the book exemplifies different styles of philosophy, paying attention to the contemporary debates as to the nature, possibilities, and limitations of these different approaches to philosophy of education. Section two is devoted to particular thinkers of the past, and more general coverage of the history of philosophy of education. Section three is dedicated to contemporary philosophic thought on education, providing the basis and reference point for an exploration of contemporary issues.

The handbook is designed primarily to be useful to students studying the field of philosophy of education, in the context of the study of educational foundations or theory. But it is also designed to be of use to practicing teachers who wish to gain easy access to current philosophical thinking on particular contemporary educational issues, and to educationalists of all types who want a succinct guide to questions relating to the nature, the history, and the current state of the art of philosophy of education.


 
PART ONE: EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY AND THEORY
D C Phillips
What Is Philosophy of Education?
Robin Barrow
Schools of Thought in Philosophy of Education
David Carr
The Philosophy of Education and Educational Theory
Richard Pring
The Philosophy of Education and Educational Practice
 
PART TWO: SOME KEY HISTORICAL FIGURES IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION
Ieuan Williams
Plato and Education
Jack Martin and Nathan Martin
Rousseau's Émile and Educational Legacy
James Scott Johnston
John Dewey and Educational Pragmatism
Andrew Reid
T S Eliot, Education and Culture
M A B Degenhart
R S Peters, Liberal Traditionalist
Richard Smith
Post-Structuralism, Postmodernism and Education
Cris Mayo and Barbara Stengel
Feminism and Education
Kevin Williams
Education and the Catholic Tradition
Compiled by Robert Manery
Gazetteer of Educational Thinkers
 
PART THREE: PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION AND EDUCATIONAL PRACTICE
Timothy Reagan
The Pofessional Status of Teaching
David T Hansen and Megan J Laverty
Teaching and Pedagogy
Hugh Sockett
The Wider Ethical Dimensions of Education and Teaching
J Mark Halstead
Moral and Citizenship Education
Richard Bailey
Indoctrination
Harvey Siegel
Knowledge and Truth
Brenda Almond
The Value of Knowledge
Christine McCarthy
Concepts of Mind
Andrew Davis
Learning
Frederick S Ellett Jr and David P Erickson
Motivation and Learning
Stephen Johnson
Transferable Skills
John Halliday
Educational Assessment
Penny Enslin and Nicki Hedge
Inclusion and Diversity
Claudia Ruitenberg and Daniel Vokey
Equality and Justice
John P Portelli and Francine Menashy
Individual and Community Aims in Education
Constantin Koopman
Art and Aesthetics in Education
James C Conroy and Robert A Davis
Religious Education
Mike McNamee and Richard Bailey
Physical Education
Craig A Cunningham and Briana L Allen
Philosophical Questions about Learning Technologies
Graham Haydon
Personal and Social Education
Michael Bonnett
Education and the Environment

We use the book this fall on the master and Ph.D level. The students and teachers are confident with the book. It gives a wide and deep view over philosophy of education in the contemporary educational research society.

Professor Anders Olofsson
Department of Education, Mid Sweden University
September 18, 2013

Very informative and thought provoking

Mr Michael Hobson
School of Education, St Mary's University College Twickenham
September 2, 2013

This book is an excellent text and it covers such a broad range of subjects that any philosophy of education course could engage with.

I would certainly want students to use this book as a recommended wider reading text in order for them to deepen their knowledge of the subject of philosophy of education in all its form.

A great reader and a challenging text for from first year undergrad to MA Level

Mr Lewis Stockwell
School of Education, Hertfordshire University
June 29, 2013

I have recommended that this text become part of the essential reading list for our new module 'Philosophy and Education'. The structure of the book allows novice philosophy students to delve into this complex subject area at a level that supports their emerging understanding. It brings together a wealth of areas for further debate and discussion and sections such as the Gazetteer of Educational Thinkers (Chapter 13) aim to expand students' knowledge of past and contemporary thinkers. I am particularly pleased that a chapter on feminism and education is included. It is well-written, affords great variety in the subjects selected for discussion and allows students and lecturers to 'dip' in and out as required.

Ms Claire Largan
Childhood and Education, University College Birmingham
June 25, 2013

This gives good, up-to-date coverage of a good range of issues in Philosophy of Education. I will be recommending it to our students.

Dr Tim Jay
Graduate School of Education, Bristol University
May 17, 2013

I am still working on the book because I will be using it next semester. I will provid you with the feedback in due course

Dr Yasemin Kirkgoz
Teacher Education Department, Cukurova University
May 7, 2013

This handbook will be useful to student teachers on our course for both their Reflective Professional and Teaching and Research M-level modules. Each chapter can be referred to in relation to an aspect of the PGCE and tutors have also commented on its authoritative and well designed content.

Ms Veronica Towers
PGCE, Wandsworth Primary Schools' Consortium
May 2, 2013
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