This volume explores the distinctiveness of teaching and learning as a human undertaking and the nature and scope of the philosophy of education. * An investigation of the distinctiveness of teaching and learning as a human undertaking. * Provides fresh thinking on the nature and scope of the philosophy of education. * Draws on the original insights of an international group of experts in philosophy and education. * Includes an interview on education with Alasdair MacIntyre, together with searching investigations of his views by other contributors.
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Author Biography - Joseph Dunne
Joseph Dunne is Senior Lecturer in Education at St Patrick's College, Dublin City University, where he co--ordinates the Human Development programme. He is the author of Back to the Rough Ground: Practical Judgement and the Lure of Technique (1997) and the co--editor of Questioning Ireland: Debates in Political Philosophy and Public Policy, (2000) and Childhood and its Discontents: The First Seamus Heaney Lectures (2002). Padraig Hogan is Senior Lecturer in Education at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. He is a former President of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland and Assistant Editor of the Journal of Philosophy of Education. He is the author of The Custody and Courtship of Experience: Western Education in Philosophical Perspective (1995), and the editor of Partnership and the Benefits of Learning (1995) and Willingly to School? (1987).