On Education by Harry Brighouse
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On Education
By Harry Brighouse

On Education

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On Education by Harry Brighouse

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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415327893
ISBN-10: 041532789X
Format: Hardback
(198mm x 129mm x 12mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Educational Equality by Harry Brighouse Educational Equality, Paperback (March 2010)

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Measuring Justice by Harry Brighouse Measuring Justice, Paperback (January 2010)

This book examines and evaluates two approaches to social justice, the capabilities approach and the primary goods approach.

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Author Biography - Harry Brighouse

Harry Brighouse is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a well-known authority on the philosophy of education and is a regular columnist in the Times Education Supplement. He is the author of Social Choice and Social Justice.

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