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Radical Education (RLE Edu K)

A Critique of Freeschooling and Deschooling

By Robin Barrow

Routledge – 2012

Series: Routledge Library Editions: Education

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Description

This volume is a comprehensive critique of the radical tradition in educational theory. It traces the development of the key ideas in radical literature from Rousseau to the present day. Two opening chapters set Rousseau’s educational views and arguments in their political perspective, and subject them to an extended critical treatment. Subsequent chapters provide detailed analyses and examination of the ideas of A S Neill, Paul Goodman, Ivan Illich and Everett Reimer, Charles Weingartner and Neil Postman. Each author is treated separately but certain common themes and ideas are extracted and considered without reference to any particular author. Amongst others, the concepts of nature, learning, hidden curriculum and the relativity of knowledge are examined; at the same time broader arguments about the degree and nature of freedom that should be provided to children, deschooling and assessment are pursued.

Contents

1. Introduction. 2. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-88). 3. A Critical Look at Certain Themes in Rousseau. 4. A S Neill (1883-1973). 5. Paul Goodman (1911-73). 6. Everett Reimer (1922-1998) and Ivan Illich (1926-2002). 7. Neil Postman and Charles Weingartner. 8. Last Words. Appendix. Bibliographical, Biographical and Stylistic Notes.

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  1. Philosophy of Education

Name: Radical Education (RLE Edu K): A Critique of Freeschooling and Deschooling (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Robin Barrow. This volume is a comprehensive critique of the radical tradition in educational theory. It traces the development of the key ideas in radical literature from Rousseau to the present day. Two opening chapters set Rousseau’s educational views and...
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