Fifty Modern Thinkers on Education
From Piaget to the Present Day
Edited by Liora Bresler, David Cooper, Joy Palmer
Published September 27th 2001 by Routledge – 320 pages
Series: Routledge Key Guides
Fifty Modern Thinkers on Education looks at fifty of the twentieth century's most significant contributors to the debate on education. Among those included are:
* Pierre Bourdieu
* Elliot Eisner
* Hans J. Eysenck
* Michel Focault
* Henry Giroux
* Jurgen Habermas
* Susan Isaacs
* A.S. Neill
* Herbert Read
* Simone Weill.
Together with Fifty Major Thinkers on Education
this book provides a unique history of educational thinking. Each essay gives key biographical information, an outline of the individual's principal achievements and activities, an assessment of his or her impact and influence and a list of their major writings and suggested further reading.
Joy A. Palmer is Professor of Education and Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Durham. She is Vice President of the National Association for Environmental Education, and a member of the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication.