Educational Foundations

Philosophy of Education

  1. Ideas of Education

    Philosophy and politics from Plato to Dewey

    Edited by Christopher Brooke, Elizabeth Frazer

    There has always been a strong relationship between education and philosophy - especially political philosophy. Renewed concern about the importance and efficacy of political education has revived key questions about the connections between the power to govern, and the power to educate. Although...

    Published May 14th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Education, Philosophy and Politics

    The Selected Works of Michael A. Peters

    By Michael A Peters

    Series: World Library of Educationalists

    In the World Library of Educationalists series, international experts themselves compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces - extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, major theoretical and/practical contributions - so the world can read them in...

    Published January 5th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Education and the Common Good

    Essays in Honor of Robin Barrow

    Edited by John Gingell

    Series: Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education

    Robin Barrow has been one of the leading philosophers of education for more than forty years. This book is a critical but appreciative examination of his work by some of the leading philosophers of education at work today, with responses from Professor Barrow. It will focus on his...

    Published December 1st 2013 by Routledge

  4. Social Reconstruction Learning

    Dualism, Dewey and Philosophy in Schools

    By Jennifer Bleazby

    Series: Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education

    This volume argues that educational problems have their basis in an ideology of binary opposites often referred to as dualism, which is deeply embedded in all aspects of Western society and philosophy, and that it is partly because mainstream schooling incorporates dualism that it is unable to...

    Published December 4th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Higher Education in Liquid Modernity

    By Marvin Oxenham

    Series: Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education

    Based in sociologist Zygmunt Bauman’s theory of liquid modernity, this volume describes and critiques key aspects and practices of liquid education--education as market-driven consumption, short life span of useful knowledge, overabundance of information--through a systematic comparison...

    Published February 15th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Education, Religion and Society

    Essays in Honour of John M. Hull

    Edited by Dennis Bates, Gloria Durka, Friedrich Schweitzer

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    Education, Religion and Society celebrates the career of Professor John Hull, a leading figure in the transformation of religious education in English and Welsh schools, and co-founder of the International Seminar on Religious Education and Values. He has also made major contributions to...

    Published September 18th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Illusions of Equality (International Library of the Philosophy of Education Volume 7)

    By David Cooper

    Educational policy and discussion, in Britain and the USA, are increasingly dominated by the confused ideology of egalitarianism. David E. Cooper begins by identifying the principles hidden among the confusions, and argues that these necessarily conflict with the ideal of educational excellence -...

    Published July 12th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Education, Values and Mind (International Library of the Philosophy of Education Volume 6)

    Essays for R. S. Peters

    By David Cooper

    R. S. Peters has not only been the major philosopher of education in Britain during second half of the twentieth century, but by common consent, he has transformed the subject and brought it into the mainstream of contemporary philosophy. The ten essays in this book attest to his influence whether...

    Published July 12th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Plato, Utilitarianism and Education (International Library of the Philosophy of Education Volume 3)

    By Robin Barrow

    Three lines of argument are central to this book: that Plato's views as expounded in the Republic indicate that he was a utilitarian; that utilitarianism is the only acceptable ethical theory; that these conclusions have significant repercussions for education. Throughout the book the exposition of...

    Published July 12th 2012 by Routledge

  10. John Dewey reconsidered (International Library of the Philosophy of Education Volume 19)

    Edited by R.S. Peters

    John Dewey was one of the most influential American philosophers of his time and also one of the most prolific, with about forty books and 700 articles to his credit. When this book was originally published in 1977 Dewey's work, with the exception of his important contributions to the...

    Published July 12th 2012 by Routledge

  11. The Concept of Education (International Library of the Philosophy of Education Volume 17)

    Edited by R.S. Peters

    A series of public lectures given at the Institute of Education, University of London provides the nucleus around which this collection, originally published in 1967, is gathered. This collection provides comprehensive coverage of a complex theme which will be of interest to those involved in the...

    Published August 1st 2012 by Routledge

  12. The Aims of Education Restated (International Library of the Philosophy of Education Volume 22)

    By John White

    John White's study is the most substantial work on what the aims of education should be since Whitehead's Aims of Education of 1929. It draws on material not only from schools and colleges, but also from the broader educative or miseducative nature of the 'ethos' of society and some of its...

    Published August 1st 2012 by Psychology Press

  13. Philosophical Analysis and Education (International Library of the Philosophy of Education Volume 1)

    Edited by Reginald Archambault

    When originally published in 1965 this book reflected some of the new thinking among philosophers regarding the role of the discipline in its investigation of central issues in educaton. The essays are grouped into four major sections: The Nature and Function of Educational Theory; The Context of...

    Published July 12th 2012 by Routledge

  14. Beyond Domination (International Library of the Philosophy of Education Volume 23)

    An Essay in the Political Philosophy of Education

    By Patricia White

    This volume introduces a new conception of political education and new roles for headteachers and parents in the creation of a more democratic educational system. The book proposes curbing the power of teachers, including headteachers, stripping parents of their rights, and making political...

    Published July 12th 2012 by Routledge

  15. Moral Education (International Library of the Philosophy of Education Volume 4)

    By Norman J. Bull

    A companion volume to Moral Judgement from Childhood to Adolescence specially written for teachers and students of education. This volume includes analysis of the broad stages in the developmental pattern; of the key variables that must shape it, and of their function in moral judgement; and of the...

    Published July 12th 2012 by Routledge

  16. Moral Judgement from Childhood to Adolescence (International Library of the Philosophy of Education Volume 5)

    By Norman J. Bull

    Originally published in 1969 this book analyzes the development of moral judgement in children and adolescents. Interviews were held with 360 children aged 7 to 17, with equal numbers of either sex. Original visual devices were planned to elicit judgements in moral areas known to be of universal...

    Published August 1st 2012 by Routledge

  17. Education and the Development of Reason (International Library of the Philosophy of Education Volume 8)

    Edited by R.F. Dearden, Paul H. Hirst, R.S. Peters

    This volume critically and constructively discusses philosophical questions which have particular bearing on the formulation of educational aims. The book is divided into three major parts: the first deals with the nature of education, and discusses the various general aims, such as 'mental health'...

    Published July 31st 2012 by Routledge

  18. Knowledge and the Curriculum (International Library of the Philosophy of Education Volume 12)

    A Collection of Philosophical Papers

    By Paul H. Hirst

    The papers in this volume provide a coherent philosophical study of a group of important and pressing educational issues such as the selection of objectives for less able children, the fundamental characteristics of teaching and the integration of the curriculum. A thesis on the necessary...

    Published July 12th 2012 by Routledge

  19. Concepts of Indoctrination (International Library of the Philosophy of Education Volume 20)

    Philosophical Essays

    Edited by Ivan A. Snook

    Indoctrination is an important concept in educational philosophy. It bears on many areas of study, including ethics, epistemology and philosophy of science, and opens up new paths of investigation into such questions as classroom method and the rights of parents and their children. This book brings...

    Published July 12th 2012 by Routledge

  20. The Philosophy of Open Education (International Library of the Philosophy of Education Volume 15)

    Edited by David A. Nyberg

    'Open', 'informal', and 'humanistic' are words used to describe new styles of education which depart from ordinary or traditional education. Too often, however, these adjectives are used in a strongly polemical or self-justifying rather than analytical way. Often too, the grounds for...

    Published July 12th 2012 by Routledge

  21. Values, Education and the Adult (International Library of the Philosophy of Education Volume 16)

    By R.W.K. Paterson

    In this study of the main conceptual and normative issues to which the education of the adult gives rise, the author demonstrates that these issues can be understood and resolved only by coming to grips with some of the central and most contentious questions in epistemology, philosophy of mind,...

    Published July 12th 2012 by Routledge

  22. Ethics and Educational Policy (International Library of the Philosophy of Education Volume 21)

    Edited by Kenneth A. Strike, Kieran Egan

    This is a philosophical treatment of the conceptual and normative aspects of topics which are currently a matter of policy debate in education. The authors have focussed on such concepts as liberty, autonomy, equality and pluralism, and have provided a philosophical commentary which relates these...

    Published July 12th 2012 by Routledge

  23. New Essays in the Philosophy of Education (International Library of the Philosophy of Education Volume 13)

    Edited by Glenn Langford, D.J. O'Connor

    The contributors to this collection of essays offer a stimulating and varied range of approaches to this developing area. The volume includes discussions on the concept of education and such related topics as indoctrination and the nature and scope of the theory of education. Aspects of education...

    Published July 12th 2012 by Routledge

  24. Philosophy of Education (International Library of the Philosophy of Education Volume 14)

    An Introduction

    By Terence W. Moore

    This volume provides an introduction to the philosophy of education, which will enable students meeting the subject for the first time to find their way among the many specialized volumes. It deals in a non-technical way with the more important issues raised in a philosophical approach to education...

    Published July 12th 2012 by Routledge

  25. Experience and the growth of understanding (International Library of the Philosophy of Education Volume 11)

    By D.W. Hamlyn

    This volume examines some of the arguments that have been put forward over the years to explain the way in which understanding is acquired. The author looks firstly at the empricist thesis of genesis without structure, and secondly at the opposing theory, represented by Chomsky of...

    Published August 1st 2012 by Routledge

  26. Preface to the philosophy of education (International Library of the Philosophy of Education Volume 24)

    By John Wilson

    It is sometimes said that the philosophy of education is not a serious and coherent philosophical area of inquiry. John Wilson examines this argument, taking it as the starting point for his book. He believes that most 'philosophy of education' until now has been little more than the promotion of...

    Published July 12th 2012 by Routledge

  27. Anarchism and Education

    A Philosophical Perspective

    By Judith Suissa

    Series: Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education

    Although there have been a few historical accounts of the anarchist school movement, there has been no systematic work on the philosophical underpinnings of anarchist educational ideas - until now. Anarchism and Education offers a philosophical account of the neglected tradition of anarchist...

    Published September 12th 2012 by Routledge

  28. Philosophy of Education in the Era of Globalization

    Edited by Yvonne Raley, Gerhard Preyer

    Series: Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education

    Terrorism, ethnocentrism, religious tension, competition over limited resources, war - these are just a few of the problems and challenges that have emerged in today's global economy. Globalization both implies and requires economic interdependence; and this should bring with it a heightened sense...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge

  29. Henri Lefebvre and Education

    Space, history, theory

    By Sue Middleton

    Series: New Directions in the Philosophy of Education

    During his lifetime Henri Lefebvre (1901-1991) was renowned in France as a philosopher, sociologist and activist. Although he published more than 70 books, few were available in English until The Production of Space was translated in 1991. While this work - often associated with geography - has...

    Published November 12th 2013 by Routledge

  30. On Study: Giorgio Agamben and educational potentiality

    By Tyson E. Lewis

    Series: New Directions in the Philosophy of Education

    In an educational landscape dominated by discourses and practices of learning, standardized testing, and the pressure to succeed, what space and time remain for studying? In this book, Tyson E. Lewis argues that studying is a distinctive educational experience with its own temporal, spatial,...

    Published May 29th 2013 by Routledge

  31. Buber and Education

    Dialogue as conflict resolution

    By W. John Morgan, Alexandre Guilherme

    Series: New Directions in the Philosophy of Education

    Martin Buber (1878-1965) is considered one of the 20th century’s greatest thinkers and his contributions to philosophy, theology and education are testimony to this. His thought is founded on the idea that people are capable of two kinds of relations, namely I-Thou and I-It, emphasising the...

    Published September 26th 2013 by Routledge

  32. African Philosophy of Education Reconsidered

    On being human

    By Yusef Waghid

    Series: New Directions in the Philosophy of Education

    Much of the literature on the African philosophy of education juxtaposes two philosophical strands as mutually exclusive entities; traditional ethnophilosophy on the one hand, and ‘scientific’ African philosophy on the other. While traditional ethnophilosophy is associated with the cultural...

    Published June 30th 2013 by Routledge

  33. Education, Experience and Existence

    Engaging Dewey, Peirce and Heidegger

    By John Quay

    Series: New Directions in the Philosophy of Education

    Education, Experience and Existence proposes a new way of understanding education that delves beneath the conflict, confusion and compromise that characterize its long history. At the heart of this new understanding is what John Dewey strove to expound: a coherent theory of experience. Dewey’s...

    Published May 20th 2013 by Routledge

  34. Forgotten Connections

    On culture and upbringing

    By Klaus Mollenhauer

    Edited by Norm Friesen

    Series: Theorizing Education

    Klaus Mollenhauer’s Forgotten Connections: On Culture and Upbringing is internationally regarded as one of the most important German contributions to educational and curriculum theory in the 20th century. Appearing here in English for the first time, the book draws on Mollenhauer’s concern for...

    Published November 4th 2013 by Routledge

  35. Education, Professionalization and Social Representations

    On the Transformation of Social Knowledge

    Edited by Mohamed Chaib, Berth Danermark, Staffan Selander

    Series: Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education

    This book presents a broad range of research related to how social knowledge is shared, transmitted and transformed in the context of education and professional formation. The chapters of this edited collection reflect different theoretical and empirical approaches to that form of common-sense...

    Published October 13th 2013 by Routledge

  36. Education, Professionalism, and the Quest for Accountability

    Hitting the Target but Missing the Point

    By Jane Green

    Series: Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education

    This book focuses on education and its relation to professional accountability as viewed from two different, but not unrelated, perspectives. First, the book is about the work of professionals in schools and colleges (teachers, head teachers, leaders, principals, directors and educational managers,...

    Published August 13th 2013 by Routledge

  37. Political Philosophy, Educational Administration and Educative Leadership

    By Reynold Macpherson

    Series: Routledge Research in Educational Leadership

    In this book Reynold Macpherson initiates a politically-critical theory of educative leadership as a fresh line of inquiry in the practice, research and theory of educational administration and educational leadership. Divided into four parts, the book introduces the sub-discipline of political...

    Published September 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  38. Tsunesaburo Makiguchi (1871-1944)

    Educational Philosophy in Context

    Edited by Jason Goulah, Andrew Gebert

    This edited volume focuses on the life and work of Makiguchi Tsunesaburo (1871-1944), a Japanese elementary schoolteacher, principal, educational philosopher, author, activist, and Buddhist war resister who has emerged as an important figure in international education. Makiguchi is the progenitor...

    Published October 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  39. Experiencing Dewey

    Insights for Today's Classrooms, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Donna Adair Breault, Rick Breault

    Experiencing Dewey: Insights for Today’s Classroom offers an inspiring introduction to one of the most seminal figures in the field of education. In this collection of essays, contemporary authors consider their favorite quotations from John Dewey’s bountiful works and share how Dewey has impacted...

    Published October 6th 2013 by Routledge

  40. Cultivating an Ethical School

    By Robert J. Starratt

    Often the school is left as an institution seemingly ethically neutral, leaving untouched questions about whether the school itself is a site of injustice toward both educators and children. Springing from his well-known Building an Ethical School, Robert J. Starratt now looks more closely at the...

    Published April 17th 2012 by Routledge

  41. Handbook of Ethical Educational Leadership

    Edited by Christopher M. Branson, Steven Jay Gross

    The Handbook of Ethical Educational Leadership brings together an array of key authors to provide comprehensive coverage of the field of ethical educational leadership. This important volume describes contemporary educational issues that necessitate the practice of ethical leadership, reviews...

    To Be Published May 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  42. Knowledge and Virtue in Teaching and Learning

    The Primacy of Dispositions

    By Hugh Sockett

    The challenge this book addresses is to demonstrate how, in teaching content knowledge, the development of intellectual and moral dispositions as virtues is not merely a good idea, or peripheral to that content, but deeply embedded in the logic of searching for knowledge and truth. It offers...

    Published November 9th 2011 by Routledge

  43. On Holy Ground: The Theory and Practice of Religious Education

    By Liam Gearon

    Religion has had notable and renewed prominence in contemporary public and political life. Religious questions have also been freshly examined in philosophy and theology, the natural sciences, the social sciences, psychology, phenomenology, politics and the arts. These fields reflect complex,...

    Published July 4th 2013 by Routledge