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The SAGE Handbook of Philosophy of Education

The SAGE Handbook of Philosophy of Education

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April 2010 | 570 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This book provides an authoritative, yet accessible guide to the philosophy of education, its scope, its key thinkers and movements, and its potential contribution to a range of educational concerns. The text offers a balanced view of three key dimensions: first, in giving an equal weight to different styles and modes of philosophy; second, by including past and present perspectives on philosophy of education; and third, in covering both the general "perennial" issues in philosophy and issues of more contemporary concern.

Section one of the book exemplifies different styles of philosophy, paying attention to the contemporary debates as to the nature, possibilities, and limitations of these different approaches to philosophy of education. Section two is devoted to particular thinkers of the past, and more general coverage of the history of philosophy of education. Section three is dedicated to contemporary philosophic thought on education, providing the basis and reference point for an exploration of contemporary issues.

The handbook is designed primarily to be useful to students studying the field of philosophy of education, in the context of the study of educational foundations or theory. But it is also designed to be of use to practicing teachers who wish to gain easy access to current philosophical thinking on particular contemporary educational issues, and to educationalists of all types who want a succinct guide to questions relating to the nature, the history, and the current state of the art of philosophy of education.

D C Phillips
What Is Philosophy of Education?
Robin Barrow
Schools of Thought in Philosophy of Education
David Carr
The Philosophy of Education and Educational Theory
Richard Pring
The Philosophy of Education and Educational Practice
Ieuan Williams
Plato and Education
Jack Martin and Nathan Martin
Rousseau's Émile and Educational Legacy
James Scott Johnston
John Dewey and Educational Pragmatism
Andrew Reid
T S Eliot, Education and Culture
M A B Degenhart
R S Peters, Liberal Traditionalist
Richard Smith
Post-Structuralism, Postmodernism and Education
Cris Mayo and Barbara Stengel
Feminism and Education
Kevin Williams
Education and the Catholic Tradition
Compiled by Robert Manery
Gazetteer of Educational Thinkers
Timothy Reagan
The Pofessional Status of Teaching
David T Hansen and Megan J Laverty
Teaching and Pedagogy
Hugh Sockett
The Wider Ethical Dimensions of Education and Teaching
J Mark Halstead
Moral and Citizenship Education
Richard Bailey
Harvey Siegel
Knowledge and Truth
Brenda Almond
The Value of Knowledge
Christine McCarthy
Concepts of Mind
Andrew Davis
Frederick S Ellett Jr and David P Erickson
Motivation and Learning
Stephen Johnson
Transferable Skills
John Halliday
Educational Assessment
Penny Enslin and Nicki Hedge
Inclusion and Diversity
Claudia Ruitenberg and Daniel Vokey
Equality and Justice
John P Portelli and Francine Menashy
Individual and Community Aims in Education
Constantin Koopman
Art and Aesthetics in Education
James C Conroy and Robert A Davis
Religious Education
Mike McNamee and Richard Bailey
Physical Education
Craig A Cunningham and Briana L Allen
Philosophical Questions about Learning Technologies
Graham Haydon
Personal and Social Education
Michael Bonnett
Education and the Environment

This is a good introduction to philosophy for undergraduate students.

Mrs Kathryn Nethercott
Department of Education, Bedfordshire University
December 17, 2014

This is an exceptionally comprehensive text, detailing many, if not all of the pertinent issues for the undergraduate philosophy of education course. It is pitched at an appropriate level, concisely setting out the main ideas and developing them clearly. The apparent progression and development of concepts throughout the text makes it a particularly useful reference tool for both lecturers and students alike.
It is also affordable, which will be very much welcomed by our students!

Dr Jim Clack
Department of Primary Education, Bedfordshire University
May 13, 2014

On the whole this is an excellent text: the majority of the chapters are clear and challenge readers to think about important issues in education. This is a very useful addition to course texts in the area of Philosophy of Education.

Dr Fiona Patrick
Professional Learning and Leadership, Glasgow University
January 15, 2014

This is an immensely useful resource across several courses that I manage. The need to understand the Philosophy of Education can be usefully embedded within Psychology, Counselling and Health and Socail Care Courses considering as it does so many areas of theory and educational thinking including models of learning. I have deemed it essential reading and recommended it as part of our next purchase order within the Learning and Resource centre for the academic institution of which I am a part.
Many of the learners I work with have already purchased the volume and are accessing materail which they have identified in assignments submitted in this academic year, despite the fact that my intention was to review the title for a course that is not yet due to commence its run.

Mr Andrew Thorne
Bristol Centre For Care, Health & Educ, City of Bristol College
November 13, 2013

We use the book this fall on the master and Ph.D level. The students and teachers are confident with the book. It gives a wide and deep view over philosophy of education in the contemporary educational research society.

Professor Anders Olofsson
Department of Education, Mid Sweden University
September 18, 2013

Very informative and thought provoking

Mr Michael Hobson
School of Education, St Mary's University College Twickenham
September 2, 2013

This book is an excellent text and it covers such a broad range of subjects that any philosophy of education course could engage with.

I would certainly want students to use this book as a recommended wider reading text in order for them to deepen their knowledge of the subject of philosophy of education in all its form.

A great reader and a challenging text for from first year undergrad to MA Level

Mr Lewis Stockwell
School of Education, Hertfordshire University
June 29, 2013

I have recommended that this text become part of the essential reading list for our new module 'Philosophy and Education'. The structure of the book allows novice philosophy students to delve into this complex subject area at a level that supports their emerging understanding. It brings together a wealth of areas for further debate and discussion and sections such as the Gazetteer of Educational Thinkers (Chapter 13) aim to expand students' knowledge of past and contemporary thinkers. I am particularly pleased that a chapter on feminism and education is included. It is well-written, affords great variety in the subjects selected for discussion and allows students and lecturers to 'dip' in and out as required.

Ms Claire Largan
Childhood and Education, University College Birmingham
June 25, 2013

This gives good, up-to-date coverage of a good range of issues in Philosophy of Education. I will be recommending it to our students.

Dr Tim Jay
Graduate School of Education, Bristol University
May 17, 2013

I am still working on the book because I will be using it next semester. I will provid you with the feedback in due course

Dr Yasemin Kirkgoz
Teacher Education Department, Cukurova University
May 7, 2013

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