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Handbook of Philosophy of Education

Edited by: Randall Curren

Print publication date:  October  2022
Online publication date:  October  2022

Print ISBN: 9781032000053
eBook ISBN: 9781003172246
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The Handbook of Philosophy of Education is a comprehensive guide to the most important questions about education that are being addressed by philosophers today. Authored by an international team of distinguished philosophers, its thirty-five chapters address fundamental, timely, and controversial questions about educational aims, justice, policy, and practices.

Part I (Fundamental Questions) addresses the aims of education, authority to educate, the roles of values and evidence in guiding educational choices, and fundamental questions about human cognition, learning, well-being, and identity. Part II (Virtues of Mind and Character) is concerned with the educational formation of personal attributes that are often seen as essential to flourishing individuals and societies. This section includes chapters on the cultivation of intellectual and character virtues, the nature and formation of expertise, Stoic virtues, and intellectual vices. Part III (Education and Justice) addresses fundamental and emerging issues of educational justice, from equal educational opportunity, racial domination, and linguistic justice in education, to educational problems of mass migration, global educational justice, the education of working children around the world, and the costs of higher education and upward mobility. Part IV (Educational Practices) addresses controversial aspects of contemporary education – pedagogical, curricular, and managerial practices – that deserve careful examination. These include controversies surrounding free speech and instruction in controversial issues; anti-racist, sustainability, and sex education; and the unfulfilled promises and demoralizing impact of high-stakes accountability schemes.

The format and jargon-free writing in this volume ensure that topics are interesting and accessible, helping facilitate the work of advanced students and professionals in Education.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Education for a Challenging World Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Civic Learning for the 21st Century: Disentangling the “Thin” and “Thick” Elements of Civic Identity to Support Civic Education Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Enabling Everyone to Live Well Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Mind, Reason, and Knowledge Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Understanding as an Educational Objective Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Values and Evidence in Educational Decision-Making Download PDF
Chapter  7:  How Should Evidence Inform Education Policy? Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Who Should Make Decisions About Children's Education? Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Theorizing Educational Justice Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Cultivating Intellectual Virtues Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Intellectual Character Education: Some Lessons from Vice Epistemology Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Formation of Expertise Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Stoic Lessons for an Uncertain Future  Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Character Education Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Equal Educational Opportunity: What Should It Mean? Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Non-Preparatory Dimensions of Educational Justice Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Child Work and Education, a Global Perspective Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Educational Problems of Mass Migration Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The Political Ethics of Bilingual Education Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Global Democratic Educational Justice  Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Neoliberalism and Education Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Racial Domination in Education Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The Costs of Upward Mobility  Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Who Should Pay for Higher Education? An Educational Aims Perspective Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Toward a Post-Pandemic Higher Education System Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Free Speech and Education Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Democratic Education and the Controversy over Controversial Issues Download PDF
Chapter  28:  College Teaching, Indoctrination, and Trust Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Climate, Science, and Sustainability Education Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Is “Sex Education” an Intelligible Concept? Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Racial Identity Formation and Antiracist Education Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Discipline and Punishment in Schools Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Ability and Ability Grouping Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Malignant Accountability, False Promises, and the Future of Education Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Burnout, Demoralization, and Racialized Failures to Recognize Teachers as Moral Subjects Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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