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The Pursuit of Wisdom and Happiness in Education
The Pursuit of Wisdom and Happiness in Education (June 2014)
Historical Sources and Contemplative Practices
Sean Steel - Author

Explores the nature and role of wisdom in education.

Modern scholarship has struggled to come to terms with the meaning of wisdom and its significance in the field of education. This book examines the importance of pursuing wisdom in schools by turning to ancient and medieval sources for clarification concerning the nature of wisdom. Sean Steel argues that our current emphasis on the development of rigorous criti...(Read More)
 
 
Modes of Learning
Modes of Learning (June 2012)
Whitehead's Metaphysics and the Stages of Education
George Allan - Author

A highly accessible reading of Whitehead’s writings on education and their connection to his metaphysics.

Educators are familiar with Alfred North Whitehead’s three stages of education: romance, precision, and generalization. Philosophers are familiar with his metaphysical theories about the primacy of temporal processes. In Modes of Learning, George Allan brings these two sides of Whiteh...(Read More)
 
 
The Idolatry of the Actual
The Idolatry of the Actual (September 2011)
Habermas, Socialization, and the Possibility of Autonomy
David A. Borman - Author

Reinvigorates Jürgen Habermas’s early critical theory.

The first close study of Jürgen Habermas’s theory of socialization, a central but infrequently discussed component of his defense of deliberative democracy, The Idolatry of the Actual charts its increasingly uneasy relationship with the later development of Habermas’s social theory. In particular, David A. Borman argues tha...(Read More)
 
 
Mediumism
Mediumism (December 2009)
A Philosophical Reconstruction of Modernism for Existential Learning
René V. Arcilla - Author

Explores the contemporary pedagogical significance of modernism.

Mediumism considers what the modernist movement in the arts could mean for us today. It examines how artists and critics, particularly in the visual arts, responded to the growth of industries of distraction since the nineteenth century by creating new kinds of artworks that stress their mediums. René V. Arcilla draws out the metaphysica...(Read More)
 
 
At Home in the World
At Home in the World (July 2009)
Human Nature, Ecological Thought, and Education after Darwin
Eilon Schwartz - Author

Explores how Darwin’s theory of human nature can inform educational philosophy.

Challenging conventional understanding of humans as selfish and competitive at their core, At Home in the World asserts that we have evolved as a profoundly social species, biologically related to the rest of the natural world, and at home on the only planet for which we are adapted to live. Eilon Schwartz traces the history...(Read More)
 
 
The Very Thought of Education
The Very Thought of Education (June 2009)
Psychoanalysis and the Impossible Professions
Deborah P. Britzman - Author

2009 Gary A. Olson Award, presented by JAC–a journal of rhetoric, culture, and politics

A startling reading of the educational enterprise through a psychoanalytic lens.

For anyone who has ever been to school, the very thought of education recalls an emotional world denounced. What happens then if we try to understand the emotional scenery of education? Author Deborah P. Britzman...(Read More)
 
 
Deweyan Inquiry
Deweyan Inquiry (May 2009)
From Education Theory to Practice
James Scott Johnston - Author

Presents John Dewey’s theory of inquiry and applies it to various areas of the primary, middle, and secondary school curricula.

Deweyan Inquiry brings John Dewey’s theory of inquiry together with educational theory and practice. James Scott Johnston uses Dewey’s late masterpiece Logic: The Theory of Inquiry as a guide and looks at inquiry in science and science education, social ...(Read More)
 
 
The Politics of Inquiry
The Politics of Inquiry (January 2009)
Education Research and the "Culture of Science"
Benjamin Baez - Author
Deron Boyles - Author

2009 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Argues against the “culture of science” currently dominating education discourse and in favor of a more critical understanding of various modes of inquiry.

In The Politics of Inquiry, Benjamin Baez and Deron Boyles critique recent trends in education research to argue against the “culture of science.” Using the ...(Read More)
 
 
Democracy as Culture
Democracy as Culture (November 2008)
Deweyan Pragmatism in a Globalizing World
Sor-hoon Tan - Editor
John Whalen-Bridge - Editor

Explores the significance of Dewey’s thought on democracy for the contemporary world.

Using a multidisciplinary approach, contributors to this volume explore thesignificance of John Dewey’s Pragmatism for the contemporary world. They examine such issues as whether Classical Pragmatism justifies global democracy, whether Dewey’s idea of democracy—so intimately linked to American culture&mdash...(Read More)

 
 
School Choice Policies and Outcomes
School Choice Policies and Outcomes (October 2008)
Empirical and Philosophical Perspectives
Walter Feinberg - Editor
Christopher Lubienski - Editor

Provides a clear assessment of all sides of the school choice debate.

Perhaps no school reform has generated as much interest and controversy in recent years as the proposal to have parents select their children’s schools. Opponents of school choice fear that rolling back the government’s role will lead to profit-driven financial scandals, sectarianism, and increased class and racial isolation. Sch...(Read More)

 
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