Philosophy of education

Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press (1995)
  Copy   BIBTEX


Our nation’s schools have always been contested turf but perhaps never more so than in today’s volatile environment. Educational policy and educational values have never been more controversial, and the schools themselves are under attack from many different directions.The role of philosophy of education in such an environment is not to dictate answers. Rather, it must foster understanding of the philosophical issues underlying contemporary debates. In this survey, Nel Noddings provides the essential background necessary for a more sophisticated and nuanced comprehension of the issues. Philosophy of Education is designed for general students of education who need to know something about philosophical thought and its exercise in teaching, learning, research, and educational policy. It assumes no previous training in philosophy. Ranging broadly from the great historical figures through John Dewey to contemporary representatives of both analytic and Continental traditions, it is always fair-minded, generous, and undogmatic. Attractive features are the author’s nondoctrinaire feminism, her commitment to the empowerment of students, and her coverage of the most recent trends in educational thought.This is an essential book not just for teachers and for future teachers but for anyone needing a survey of contemporary trends in the philosophy of education.



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 93,031

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Four Volumes in the Philosophy of Education.Dana Delibovi - 2016 - Teaching Philosophy 39 (3):347-358.
Four Volumes in the Philosophy of Education.Dana Delibovi - 2016 - Teaching Philosophy 39 (3):347-358.
Philosophy of Education: An Anthology.Randall R. Curren (ed.) - 2006 - Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
Key concepts in the philosophy of education.Christopher Winch - 1999 - New York: Routledge. Edited by John Gingell.
The Philosophy of Education.Richard Pring - 2005 - Bloomsbury Publishing.


Added to PP

604 (#30,548)

6 months
16 (#172,464)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?