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A Companion to the Philosophy of Education

Randall Curren (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-22837-0
656 pages
March 2003, Wiley-Blackwell
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A Companion to the Philosophy of Education is a comprehensive guide to philosophical thinking about education.

  • Offers a state-of-the-art account of current and controversial issues in education, including issues pertaining to multiculturalism, special education, sex education, and academic freedom.
  • Written by an international team of leading experts, who are directly engaged with these profound and complex educational problems.
  • Serves as an indispensable guide to the field of philosophy of education.
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Preface.

Contributors.

Introduction: Randall Curren (University of Rochester).

Part I: Historical And Contemporary Movements.

Part II: Teaching And Learning.

Part III: The Politics And Ethics Of Schooling.

Part IV: Higher Education.

Bibliography.

Index.
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Randall Curren is Professor and Chair of Philosophy and Professor of Education at the University of Rochester. He is the author of Aristotle on the Necessity of Public Education (2000) and other works in the philosophy of education, ethics, ancient Greek philosophy, political philosophy, and the philosophy of law. He is also the editor of Philosophy of Education: An Anthology (2006), and co-editor of the journal Theory and Research in Education.
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  • Provides a comprehensive guide to many of the most significant problems in education.
  • Offers a state-of-the-art account of current and controversial issues in education, including issues pertaining to multiculturalism, special education, sex education, and academic freedom.
  • Written by an international team of leading experts, who are directly engaged with these profound and complex educational problems.
  • Serves as an indispensable guide to the field of philosophy of education.
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"The philosophy of education encompasses problems from many areas of philosophy –epistemology, philosophy of mind, professional ethics, and the theory of distributive justice, to name just a few – and the essays in this useful volume accurately reflect the field's breadth. Randall Curren has done an excellent job of enlisting accomplished and influential authors as contributors. His Companion will set the standard, both as a teaching tool and as a first source of information, for years to come." George Sher, Rice University

"Randall Curren has put together an extraordinarily comprehensive collection of essays on the philosophy of education. It should be of value to anyone interested in contemporary issues or historical figures in the field." Catherine Elgin, Harvard Graduate School of Education

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