Imprint Academic

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 this lucid and provocative book, Nicholas Maxwell argues convincingly that we need urgently to bring about a revolution in universities round the world so that their basic aim becomes wisdom, and not just knowledge.

  • 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

    In this book, Bernhard Poerksen draws up a new rationale for constructivist thinking and charts out directions for the imaginative examination of personal certainties and the certainties of others, of ideologies great and small.

  • 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. The purpose of this book is to make a contribution to this emerging field.

  • 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 described.

  • 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 through reporting on our research in UK schools, universities and businesses.

  • Leadership in Christian Higher Education

    Michael Wright

    This book provides a range of experienced voices, including the Archbishop of Canterbury, that reflect on the character and mission of leadership in Christian higher education in the 21st Century.

  • 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

    Using some themes of Cardinal Newman's classic The Idea of a University as a springboard, this extended essay aims to address the problems of modern universities.

  • Great Reading Disaster

    Reclaiming Our Educational Birthright
    Mona McNee

    By the late 1980s half the nation's children were receiving 11 years of progressivist schooling that failed to give them even the elementary basis of education that was completed by the age of 7 in earlier days. This book explains the causes and provides the solution to this problem.

  • Education and the Voice of Michael Oakeshott

    Kevin Williams

    The work of Michael Oakeshott has retained a striking currency in philosophical discourse about education. In the light of this continuing interest and of Oakeshott's extensive writing on so many aspects of education, it is timely that a book be published on his thinking on the subject.

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

    John R. Gibbins

    This book answers three questions: How did John Grote develop and contribute to modern Cambridge and British philosophy? What is the significance of these contributions to modern philosophy in general and British Idealism and language philosophy in particular? How were his ideas and his idealism incorporated into the modern philosophical tradition?

  • 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 and benefactors - and is useful reading for those with an interest in the future of this university.

  • 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.

  • 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'.

  • 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

    This book shows how modern management practices have all but destroyed politics, education, culture and religion — modern management is the cause of our national malaise.

  • 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.

  • New Idea of a University

    Duke Maskell

    The New Idea of a University is an entertaining and highly readable defence of the philosophy of liberal arts education and an attack on the sham that has been substituted for it. It is sure to scandalize all the friends of the present establishment and be cheered elsewhere.