Classic and Contemporary Readings in the Philosophy of Education

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9780070096196: Classic and Contemporary Readings in the Philosophy of Education

Intended for philosophy of education courses, this anthology brings together classic writings on education by leading figures in the history of philosophy and notable contributions to the field by a variety of contemporary thinkers. The first section provides material from a sizable collection of classic writers, enabling students to read the original sources for themselves. The second section includes recent materials that reflect diverse approaches such as feminism, critical theory, and multiculturalism.

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Featuring 30 classic and contemporary readings, it is the only book available that provides both extended selections from classic writings and wide coverage of contemporary issues by leading thinkers in the field of education.

Part 1, Classic Theories, includes the complete texts of Plato's "Meno," Dewey's "The Child and the Curriculum" and "Experience in Education," and Mill's insightful "Inaugural Address at the University of St. Andrews."

Part 2, Contemporary Issues, addresses a wide range of approaches and includes Gutmann's "Democratic Education," Freire's "Pedagogy of the Oppressed," and Rorty's "Hermeneutics, General Studies, and Teaching."

Introductions to each selection provide brief biographical sketches of the authors as well as a brief assessment of their work and its critical reception.

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