The Leading eBooks Store Online 4,272,009 members ⚫ 1,419,367 ebooks

New to eBooks.com?

Learn more

On Education

On Education by Harry Brighouse
Buy this eBook
US$ 24.95
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)

What is education for? Should it produce workers or educate future citizens? Is there a place for faith schools - and should patriotism be taught?

In this compelling and controversial book, Harry Brighouse takes on all these urgent questions and more. He argues that children share four fundamental interests: the ability to make their own judgements about what values to adopt; acquiring the skills that will enable them to become economically self-sufficient as adults; being exposed to a range of activities and experiences that will enable them to flourish in their personal lives; and developing a sense of justice.

He criticises sharply those who place the interests of the economy before those of children, and assesses the arguments for and against the controversial issues of faith schools and the teaching of patriotism.

Clearly argued but provocative, On Education draws on recent examples from Britain and North America as well as famous thinkers on education such as Aristotle and John Locke. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the present state of education and its future.

Taylor and Francis; May 2006
160 pages; ISBN 9781134336456
Read online, or download in secure EPUB or secure PDF format
Title: On Education
Author: Harry Brighouse
 
  • News
  • Contents
No entry found
ISBNs
0203390741
9780203390740
9780415327893
9781134336432
9781134336456