Education, Philosophy and the Ethical Environment
By (author) Graham Haydon
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Education, Philosophy and the Ethical Environment by Graham Haydon
Book DescriptionHow much can we reasonably expect from education? This book, written by a philosopher of education, casts new light on this question by seeing values education, not as a separate activity within schools, but as an aspect of education that both reflects the surrounding climate of values and can help to change it. Graham Haydon argues that all of us - whether as teachers, parents, students or citizens - share in a responsibility for the quality of that ethical environment. He argues that we must ensure that what happens in schools will: * enable young people to appreciate the diversity of our ethical environment * help them find their way through its complexities * contribute to developing a climate of values that is desirable for all. This book shows that values education is too demanding to be left to parents and too important to be entrusted to government initiatives. For teachers engaged in values education, this book brings a fresh perspective to what they are doing, within a realistic view of their responsibilities. For students of education, it shows that practical issues can be illuminated by insights from philosophy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415356619
(234mm x 156mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Routledge Falmer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Education, Philosophy and the Ethical Environment, Paperback (April 2006)» View all books by Graham Haydon
Offers an analysis of the fundamental questions about the nature and purpose of education. This book builds on an analogy between the familiar idea of our responsibility for the physical environment and the less familiar idea of our responsibility for the ethical environment. It addresses many ideas developed in debates about value education.
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Author Biography - Graham Haydon
Graham Haydon is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy of Education, Institute of Education, University of London, UK.
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