By Alistair Miller
‘This is an incredibly vital ebook. splendidly good researched and written, it develops a strong argument approximately how we must always conceive of the goals of schooling and layout curricula. it's going to outline the sector for a really huge interval of time.’ - Professor Michael J Reiss, Institute of schooling, collage of London, UK
Many philosophers of schooling think that the most target of schooling is to endow scholars with own autonomy, generating voters who're reflective, make rational offerings, and publish their values and ideology to severe scrutiny. This e-book argues that the ‘good lifestyles’ don't need to be the lifetime of the thinker, flesh presser or severe philosopher, yet that a regular ‘unexamined’ lifestyles is additionally worthy residing. critical to this moral existence is the engagement in important actions or ‘practices’, and tips on how to arrange scholars for his or her engagement in those practices is to domesticate various ethical and highbrow virtues.
In this publication, Alistair Miller brings jointly a number of philosophical and old views to argue for a brand new imaginative and prescient of liberal schooling: liberal within the experience that it types an ethical and cultural inheritance, new within the feel that it is going to permit all scholars to steer flourishing lives. Divided into sections, the 1st a part of the e-book seeks to set up the justified goals of schooling in a liberal democratic society; the second one half explores the character of the college curriculum that will fully grasp those goals.
A New imaginative and prescient of Liberal Education will entice researchers, lecturers and postgraduate scholars within the fields of philosophy of schooling, ethical and values schooling, liberal schooling, and curriculum studies.
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