The aims of education / edited by Roger Marples.

International philosophers of education explore the diverse strands of the liberal tradition in education. Issues covered include social justice, national identity, curriculum, critical thinking and social practices.

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Other Authors: Marples, Roger
Format: eBook
Published: London ; New York : Routledge, 1999.
Series:Routledge international studies in the philosophy of education ; 7.
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Table of Contents:
  • Aims! Whose aims? / Kevin Harris
  • 'Or what's a heaven for?' The importance of aims in education / Robin Barrow
  • The aims of education and the philosophy of education: the pathology of an argument / Peter Gilroy
  • Education without aims? / Paul Standish
  • Liberalism, citizenship and the private interest in schooling / Kenneth A. Strike
  • Liberalism and critical thinking: on the relation between a political ideal and an aim of education / Jan Steutel, Ben Spiecker
  • Autonomy as an educational aim / Christopher Winch
  • Critical thinking as an aim of education / William Hare.
  • The place of national identity in the aims of education / Penny Enslin
  • Self-determination as an educational aim / James C. Walker
  • The nature of educational aims / Paul H. Hirst
  • Well-being as an aim of education / Roger Marples
  • Aiming for a fair education: what use is philosophy? / Morwenna Griffiths
  • Neglected educational aims: moral seriousness and social commitment / Richard Pring
  • Rational curriculum planning: in pursuit of an illusion / David Carr
  • In defence of liberal aims in education / John White.