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Author Gingell, John
Title Philosophy and Educational Policy : A Critical Introduction
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2004
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Descript 1 online resource (176 pages)
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Note Book Cover -- Half-Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Preface -- Contents -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 Values, aims and society -- Values in education -- Education is a preparation for life -- Aims of education -- Schools -- Problems with formulating aims -- Compulsory and non-compulsory phases of education -- Conclusion -- Questions for further discussion -- Further reading -- Chapter 2 Culture and the curriculum -- The roles of schooling -- The varieties of culture and questions of choice -- Choosing the best -- National curricula -- The current English National Curriculum -- Conclusion -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- Chapter 3 Teaching and learning -- The nature of teaching -- Learning -- The varieties of knowledge -- The importance of imagination -- Conclusion -- Questions for further discussion -- Further reading -- Chapter 4 Pedagogy, good practice and educational research -- What is pedagogy? -- Good practice and its problems -- A test case -- Is each educational situation unique? -- The normative theory of teaching -- Conclusion: teachers and educational research -- Questions for further discussion -- Further reading -- Chapter 5 Standards, performance and assessment -- Current concern with these issues: the National Curriculum, international competition and comparison -- Accountability: what it is and the different ways of securing it: process and outcome based -- Some crucial notions: standards, performance, progression, assessment -- Progression -- Assessment: the Flew argument from seriousness -- Arguments against assessment: validity is a problem -- Comparability of standards: performance against standards -- Progression and value added -- Conclusion: what can assessment tell us and what does it not tell us? -- Questions for further discussion -- Further reading -- Chapter 6 Moral, personal and civic education
Introduction: why education needs to concern itself with these issues. The role of the family and the school -- Moral education: why we need it and what form it should take, including implicit moral education -- Critical rationality as a requirement of school-based moral education -- The content of moral education -- Personal education -- The content of personal education -- Civic education -- Contemporary civic education in England and Wales: a case study -- Conclusion -- Questions for further discussion -- Further reading -- Chapter 7 Autonomy and liberal education -- Conservative and modern liberal education -- The modern interpretation of liberal education -- The goal of autonomy and non-traditional democratic societies -- The conceptions of right and the good: versions of liberalism -- The central features of autonomy -- Independence, weak and strong autonomy -- Concepts of the worthwhile and the reasonable -- Autonomy as a necessary condition of worthwhileness and its educational implications -- Conclusion: the place of preparation for autonomy in education in a contemporary liberal democratic society -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- Chapter 8 Vocationalism, training and economics -- Liberal, civic and vocational education -- Practical and vocational education -- Jobs and occupations -- Prevocational education and autonomy -- The various kinds of vocational education -- The economic aims of education -- Vocational education and the good life: the end of work? -- Questions for further discussion -- Further reading -- Chapter 9 Markets, politics and education -- What is a market? -- Markets in education -- The aims of education revisited: to educate or to provide educational opportunities? -- Compulsory education -- Redistribution and market-led education -- Diversity in educational need: can the market provide?
The need for accountability. Can the market provide this? Are parents good judges of educational offers? -- Conclusion -- Questions for further discussion -- Further reading -- Chapter 10 Education and multi-culturalism -- Political and educational liberalism -- Liberty -- Communitarianism -- Faith schools -- Conclusion -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- Notes -- Select bibliography -- Index
This book is designed to provide an up-to-date introduction to the philosophy of education. It addresses many of the 'traditional' topics in the field, as well as more contemporary policy issues in education, including: * values, aims and society * culture and the curriculum * learning: knowledge and imagination * pedagogy and prescription * standards, performance and assessment * civic and personal education * autonomy and liberal education * vocationalism, training and economics * markets, politics and education (including private schooling and education at home) * education in multicultural societies. The book is for undergraduate students of education, politics and philosophy. It is written in a clear style and presupposes no previous knowledge of the subject. The authors include detailed lists of suggested further reading
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Gingell, John Philosophy and Educational Policy : A Critical Introduction London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2004 9780415369572
Subject Education -- Philosophy.;Education and state
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Alt Author Winch, Christopher
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