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Education

24 titles
  • Social Radicalism and Liberal Education

    Lindsay Paterson

    The book examines why social radicals supported liberal education, why they have moved away from it, and what the implications are for the future of an intellectually stimulating and culturally literate education.

  • Educating Character Through Stories

    David Carr

    This book argues that the narratives and stories of great literary works are of neglected significance and value for contemporary understanding of human moral association and character.

  • Global Philosophy

    What Philosophy Ought to Be
    Nicholas Maxwell

    This book is about education, learning, rational inquiry, philosophy, science studies, problem solving, academic inquiry, global problems, wisdom and, above all, the urgent need for an academic revolution.

  • How Universities Can Help Create a Wiser World

    The Urgent Need for an Academic Revolution
    Nicholas Maxwell

    In order to make progress towards a better world we need to learn how to do it. And for that we need institutions of learning rationally designed and devoted to helping us solve our global problems, make progress towards a better world. It is just...

  • Understanding Teaching and Learning

    Classic Texts on Education by Augustine, Aquinas, Newman and Mill
    T. Brian Mooney

    Generous selections from these four seminal texts on the theory and practice of education have never before appeared together in a single volume.

  • The Creation of Reality

    A Constructivist Epistemology of Journalism and Journalism Education
    Bernhard Poerksen

    Constructivism has been traded as a new paradigm by its advocates, and criticised by its opponents as legitimating deceit and lies, as justifying a trendy post-modern "Anything goes". In this book, Bernhard Poerksen draws up a new rationale for...

  • Of Good Character

    Exploration of Virtues and Values in 3-25 year-olds
    James Arthur

    There has been across the world a resurgence of interest in ‘values education’ (values education is known internationally by a number of names) at school education, research and policy levels. In Australia the Australian Values Education projects led...

  • Lotteries for Education

    Conall Boyle

    Lotteries are widely used to decide places (seats) at schools, colleges and universities. Conall Boyle explores many examples to find out why. The emotional turmoil that the use of ballots can cause to students and parents alike is graphically...

  • Citizens of Character

    New Directions in Character and Values Education
    James Arthur

    The contributors discuss why character education is considered valuable, what character education is taken to mean, and identify and test hypotheses about various influences (schools, families, communities, employers) on the development of character...

  • Leadership in Christian Higher Education

    Michael Wright

    Universities and Colleges with a Christian affiliation have in recent years sought to renew and redefine their identities and almost all have rearticulated their mission for the modern age after a long and serious process of reappraisal. This process...

  • The School of Freedom

    A liberal education reader from Plato to the present day
    Anthony O'Hear

    Liberal education is a term that has fallen from use in Britain, its traditional meaning now freely confused with its opposite. This book is intended to correct that misapprehension, through the presentation of original source material from the high points in the liberal education tradition with particular focus on the British experience.

  • Unlearning

    Or how NOT to be governed?
    Nader N. Chokr

    The aim of this book is to show why we should hold 'unlearning' to be a crucial ‘capability’ in and for education at this point in our history.

  • Liberalism, Education and Schooling

    Essays by T.M. McLaughlin
    David Carr

    A tribute collection of essays edited by author's colleagues and friends.

  • Universities

    The Recovery of an Idea
    Gordon Graham

    Research assessment exercises, teaching quality assessment, line management, staff appraisal, student course evaluation, modularization, student fees — these are all names of innovations (and problems) — in modern British universities. How far do they...

  • Great Reading Disaster

    Reclaiming Our Educational Birthright
    Mona McNee

    By the late 1980s half the nation’s children were receiving eleven years of progressivist schooling that failed to give them even the elementary basis of education that was completed by the age of seven in earlier days. This great reading disaster was...

  • Education and the Voice of Michael Oakeshott

    Kevin Williams

    The work of Michael Oakeshott has retained a striking currency in philosophical discourse about education. This is hardly surprising in view of his influence on Paul Hirst and Richard Peters, two philosophers whose work had an enormous impact on...

  • John Grote, Cambridge University and the Development of Victorian Thought

    John R. Gibbins

    John Grote struggled to construct an intelligible account of philosophy at a time when radical change and sectarian conflict made understanding and clarity a rarity. This book answers three questions: * How did John Grote develop and contribute...

  • Can Oxford be Improved?

    A View from the Dreaming Spires and the Satanic Mills
    Anthony Kenny

    In December 2006, dons at Oxford University caused turmoil by rejecting a set of governance reforms that were championed by their own vice-chancellor. This book is a response to these events, addressed in large part to Oxford's funders - government...

  • Institution of Intellectual Values

    Realism and Idealism in Higher Education
    Gordon Graham

    This is a revised and expanded version of the much praised short book Universities: The Recovery of An Idea. It contains chapters on the history of universities; the value of university education; the nature of research; the management and funding of...

  • Knowledge Monopolies

    The Academisation of Society
    Alan Shipman

    Historians and sociologists chart the consequences of the expansion of knowledge; philosophers of science examine the causes. This book bridges the gap. The focus is on ‘academisation’ — the paradox whereby, as the general public becomes better...

  • Values, Education and the Human World

    John Haldane

    The essays in this book consist of revised versions of Victor Cook Memorial Lectures.

  • Managing Britannia

    Culture and Management in Modern Britain
    Robert Protherough

    For more than thirty years the solution to all Britain’s problems has been better management. As a result management schools dominate higher education and managers are at work everywhere developing ‘strategies’ and ‘systems’ and quantifying...

  • Education! Education! Education!

    Managerial Ethics and the Law of Unintended Consequences
    Stephen Prickett

    The essays in this book criticise the new positivism in education policy, whereby education is systematically reduced to those things that can be measured by so-called 'objective' tests. School curricula have been narrowed with an emphasis on...

  • New Idea of a University

    Duke Maskell

    Something has gone deeply wrong with the university — too deeply wrong to be put right by any merely bureaucratic means. What's wrong is, simply, that our official idea of education, the idea that inspires all government policies and 'initiatives’, is...