The Common School and the Comprehensive Ideal
A Defence by Richard Pring with Complementary Essays
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Common School and the Comprehensive Ideal by Mark Halstead
Book DescriptionA topical and provocative volume that invites consideration of the most fundamental issues concerning future educational provision: what is the purpose of our schools, and what should we do in them? Cutting-edge research by contributors who are leading figures internationally in philosophy and education, for whom these issues have been particular points of concern Includes a substantial keynote essay by leading philosopher of education, Richard Pring, which is the springboard for the complementary essays that follow Engages with questions Pring raises under five themes: defending and questioning the comprehensive ideal; common schools in multicultural societies; common schools and religion; school choice and the comprehensive ideal; and common schools and inclusion Dedicated to the memory of Terence H. McLaughlin, whose tireless pursuit of the philosophical questions and challenges raised by the common school and the comprehensive ideal is emulated in these pages
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405187381
(235mm x 159mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mark Halstead
Values in Sex Education, Hardback (June 2003)
An accessible, yet authoritative book, situating sex education both in the primary and secondary school, within the current focus on values and citizenship.
Values in Education and Education in Values, Paperback (December 1995)» View all books by Mark Halstead
This work provides an analysis of how schools can influence the developing values of young people. The authors first examine, from the perspective of educationalists and policy makers, values within contemporary education, before focusing on the values of pupils and schools.
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Author Biography - Mark Halstead
Mark Halstead is Professor of Education and Head of the Department of Community and International Education at the University of Huddersfield. He has written widely on moral education, multicultural education and Islamic education. He is currently co-editing a collection of essays by Terence H. McLaughlin. Graham Haydon is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy of Education at the Institute of Education, University of London. Much of his work has been on moral and citizenship education in plural societies. His most recent publications include Values in Education (2006) and Education, Philosophy and the Ethical Environment (2006).
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