|aPhilosophy of education :|ban anthology /|cedited by Randall Curren.
|aMalden, MA :|bBlackwell Pub.,|c2007.
|axx, 582 pages :|billustrations ;|c26 cm.
|aBlackwell philosophy anthologies ;|v27
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aPart I:The nature and aims of education -- Introduction: what is education? -- Turning the psyche / Plato -- Knowing how to rule and be ruled as justice demands / Plato -- An educated person can speak well and persuade / Isocrates -- The exercise of reason / John Locke -- The education of nature / Jean-Jacques Rousseau -- The democratic conception in education / John Dewey -- Education as initiation / R.S. Peters -- Banking v. problem-solving models of education / Paulo Freire -- Liberal education and the relationship between education and work -- Liberal v. mechanical education / Aristotle -- Learning the value of work / Jean-Jacques Rousseau -- Education for labor and leisure / John Dewey -- Education and standards of living / Amartya Sen -- The liberal studies in a global world / Otfried Höffe -- Autonomy and exit rights -- The child's right to an open future / Joel Feinberg -- Justice, autonomy, and the good / Eamonn Callan -- "Mistresses of their own destiny ": group rights, gender, and realistic rights of exit / Susan Moller Okin -- Part II: Educational authority.
|a'Philosophy of Education' includes classic pieces by Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Descartes, Locke, Kant, Rousseau, Mill, Dewey, and others. It addresses issues such as teacher professionalism and accountability, the commercialisation of schooling, multicultural education and parental choice.