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The SAGE Handbook of Philosophy of Education
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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 practising 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

'This is an impressive collection of contributions from many of the leading figures in the field of philosophy of education in the Western world. It is wide ranging in its scope and coverage of the field and offers perhaps the best single point of reference for anyone wanting to see what the subject has to offer to an understanding of education as a field of practice, policy and enquiry -- and that, as these well crafted pieces demonstrate, is a lot' -
David Bridges
Professor Emeritus, University of East Anglia, Professorial Fellow, University of Cambridge Faculty of Education


"This volume is to be recommended to all educators with an interest in philosophy of education... the quality of writing was excellent throughout [with] examples of what a range of perspectives looks like, with an admirable ability to consider the weaknesses of these positions alongside their strengths...highly recommended as an introduction to the field."

Journal of Research in International Education


"In brief, this SAGE Handbook is an interesting and informative book on philosophy of education. It can be "handy" to a wide range of interested readers, eg, students of different educational disciplines new to the area of philosophy; teachers, with no familiarity with philosophy who are keen to gain a basic knowledge of educational philosophy; and those with a desire to apply philosophy to educational practice. The book oscillates between classical and contemporary philosophical thought which provides a helpful perspective for the reader. It reflects on philosophical thoughts in an unambiguous, simplified, and attractive manner as well as supporting the significant relationship between educational practice and philosophical enquiry of the contemporary world."

Educate



'This is an impressive collection of contributions from many of the leading figures in the field of philosophy of education in the Western world. It is wide ranging in its scope and coverage of the field and offers perhaps the best single point of reference for anyone wanting to see what the subject has to offer to an understanding of education as a field of practice, policy and enquiry -- and that, as these well crafted pieces demonstrate, is a lot' - David Bridges, Professor Emeritus, University of East Anglia, Professorial Fellow, University of Cambridge Faculty of Education

R.R. Sherman
Emeritus, University of Florida

Excellent resource for students and academic staff.

Ms Lisa Amanda Sheriff
Division of Social Sciences and Education, Wrexham Glyndwr University
October 23, 2021

EXcellent core text identified as essential reading- aimed for those engaging with a PGCE programme from a non-education routes as well as beneficial text to assist those wishing to develop their understanding of philosophy in education

Mr Julian Ayres
School of Education and Community, Wrexham Glyndwr University
December 10, 2021

Beneficial core text identified on the reading list to inform both comtemporary Issues and evidence-informed practice in education- aimed for those engaging with a PGCE programme from a non-education routes as well as beneficial text to assist those wishing to develop their understanding of philosophy in education

Mr Julian Ayres
School of Education and Community, Wrexham Glyndwr University
December 10, 2021

A very useful text for exploring the wider implications of educational philosophy and pedagogy.

Dr Steve Hothersall
Faculty of Health & Social Care, Edge Hill University
August 24, 2019

A comprehensive and accessible guide for anyone exploring the philosophy of education.

Ms Caroline Brooks
Dept of Educ, Childhood & Inclusion, Sheffield Hallam University
August 22, 2017

Excellent as it give a good view into the research available and make suggestions for how some themes may develop further. I recommend it to education and training learners at any level of study. It is easy to use and has insightful articles and the lay out is clear.

Dr shereen shaw
Department of Sociology & Social Work, Edge Hill University
November 14, 2016

Excellent book highly recommended

Mrs denise Burke Mac Giolla Ri
Department of Humanities, Athlone Institute of Technology
April 20, 2016

Very useful introductory text with a wide audience appeal. The content is challenging yet accessible.

Mrs Sally Goldspink
Allied Health & Medicine, Anglia Ruskin University
April 15, 2015

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