“Education and Philosophy” accomplishes a rare feat. It provides a lucid, accessible and comprehensive introduction to the long traditions of education and philosophy and their co-implication, as well as to philosophy of education. An exciting and provocative reading of education and philosophy, it offers a diagnosis of our contemporary educational ills, arguing that the current state of education is a symptom of the crisis of modernity, whilst refusing a nostalgic return to the past.
Whilst Allen and Goddard take educational and philosophical ideas from the past and present and make them feel satisfyingly like our own, their genius is in making us uncomfortable about how easily such ideas satisfy us. Education and Philosophy should be praised as a rare and necessary act of educational insubordination.
Comprising an outstanding reach and depth of scholarship, original and provocative insights, and a writing style that deals with its necessary complexities clearly without ever becoming unnecessarily complicated, there is little else like this book.
Really relevant for students on MA programme.
On our PGCE PcET course we have students coming form a wide range of disciplines. Now at last we can recommend one starter text which provides a background to educational philosophy.
This is a lucid introduction, yet one that has a clear, elegantly articulated thesis concerning the essential interanimation of philosophy and education.
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