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Imitation and Education
Imitation and Education (April 2008)
A Philosophical Inquiry into Learning by Example
Bryan R. Warnick - Author

Brings together current research in philosophy, cognitive science, and education to uncover and criticize the traditional assumptions of how and why we should learn through imitation.

Imitation and Education provides an in-depth reassessment of learning by example that places imitation in a larger social context. It is the first book to bring together ancient educational thought and startling breakthroughs i...(Read More)
 
 
Latino Dropouts in Rural America
Latino Dropouts in Rural America (March 2008)
Realities and Possibilities
Carolyn Hondo - Author
Mary E. Gardiner - Author
Yolanda Sapien - Author

Latino high school students in rural communities talk about dropping out of school.

This book affords Latino high school dropouts from rural communities in Idaho the opportunity to tell their stories in their own words. It candidly reveals students’ school experiences, explores why students leave school, and looks at the impact of the No Child Left Behind Act (2001). Four of the nine students interviewed for t...(Read More)
 
 
Ideas That Work in College Teaching
Ideas That Work in College Teaching (November 2007)
Robert L. Badger - Editor

Fifteen authors from thirteen different disciplines discuss their varied approaches to teaching.

As members of the faculty of the same college, the State University of New York at Potsdam, the fifteen contributors to this book have the unique experience of working from the same pool of students in order to explore how to improve teaching, enhance learning, and make the classroom more interesting. Together professo...(Read More)
 
 
Free School Teaching
Free School Teaching (June 2007)
A Journey into Radical Progressive Education
Kristan Accles Morrison - Author

Chronicles the author’s personal and professional journey within the American educational system.

Free School Teaching is the personal and professional journey of one teacher within the American educational system. Faced with mounting frustrations in her own traditional, middle school classroom and having little success in resolving them, Kristan Accles Morrison decided to seek out answers, first by i...(Read More)
 
 
Democratic Education Stretched Thin
Democratic Education Stretched Thin (February 2007)
How Complexity Challenges a Liberal Ideal
David J. Blacker - Author

Argues that the complexity of our pluralistic social world demands an enriched conception of democratic education.

Is a democratic education promoting the ideals of human equality and individual liberty still tenable in a postmodern world of increasingly diverse and competing interests? Drawing on contemporary political theorists, including Michael Walzer and John Rawls, and also on philosophers such as Descart...(Read More)
 
 
John Dewey and Our Educational Prospect
John Dewey and Our Educational Prospect (November 2006)
A Critical Engagement with Dewey's Democracy and Education
David T. Hansen - Editor

2007 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

The first book-length study of Dewey’s extraordinary text.

These original essays focus on John Dewey’s Democracy and Education, a book widely regarded as one of the greatest works ever written in the history of educational thought. The contributors address Dewey’s still powerful argument that education is not a preparation f...(Read More)
 
 
Learning from the Other
Learning from the Other (November 2003)
Levinas, Psychoanalysis, and Ethical Possibilities in Education
Sharon Todd - Author

How does ethics influence the myriad ways we engage difference within educational settings?

Learning from the Other
presents a philosophical investigation into the ethical possibilities of education, especially social justice education. In this original treatment, Sharon Todd rethinks the ethical basis of responsibility as emerging out of the everyday and complex ways we engage difference within educational settings. S...(Read More)
 
 
After-Education
After-Education (February 2003)
Anna Freud, Melanie Klein, and Psychoanalytic Histories of Learning
Deborah P. Britzman - Author

Uses psychoanalytic theories of learning to explore contemporary issues in education.
In After-Education Deborah P. Britzman raises the startling question, What is education that it should give us such trouble? She explores a series of historic and contemporary psychoanalytic arguments over the nature of reality and fantasy for thinking through the force and history of education. Drawing from the theories of Anna Freud and Melanie ...(Read More)
 
 
Arts of Living
Arts of Living (February 2003)
Reinventing the Humanities for the Twenty-first Century
Kurt Spellmeyer - Author

Argues that higher education needs to abandon the “culture wars” if it hopes to address the major crises of the century.
Arts of Living presents a social history of the humanities and a proposal for the future that places creativity at the heart of higher education. Engaging with the debate launched by Allan Bloom, Harold Bloom, Bill Readings, John Guillory, and others, Kurt Spellmeyer argues that higher education needs ...(Read More)
 
 
Fashionable Nihilism
Fashionable Nihilism (April 2002)
A Critique of Analytic Philosophy
Bruce Wilshire - Author

One of America's foremost philosophers reflects on the discipline and its relation to everyday life.

Thoreau wrote that we have professors of philosophy but no philosophers. Can't we have both? Why doesn't philosophy hold a more central place in our lives? Why should it? Eloquently opposing the analytic thrust of philosophy in academia, noted pluralist philosopher Bruce Wilshire answers these questions and more in an e...(Read More)
 
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