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Description - Education and Practice by Joseph Dunne

At a time when schools and universities are under ever-increasing pressure to serve a variety of ends - for example, national prosperity, managerial efficiency, democratic citizenship - are they betraying their proper ends as educational institutions? Might the dominant discourses in terms of which we now think about and develop policies for education not only undermine its integrity but even prevent recognition of this very fact? These fundamental questions are addressed in this book, first in an interview with Alasdair MacIntyre and then in critical responses by leading philosophers of education. In the context of wide-ranging debates about modernity and post-modernity, the volume seeks to reclaim the integrity of education and to reveal the distinctiveness of teaching as a central human practice.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405108942
ISBN-10: 1405108940
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 180mm x 11mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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).