By Alistair Miller
‘This is a really very important e-book. splendidly good researched and written, it develops a strong argument approximately how we should always conceive of the goals of schooling and layout curricula. it may outline the sector for a really enormous interval of time.’ - Professor Michael J Reiss, Institute of schooling, college of London, UK
Many philosophers of schooling think that the most goal of schooling is to endow scholars with own autonomy, generating electorate who're reflective, make rational offerings, and publish their values and ideology to severe scrutiny. This e-book argues that the ‘good existence’ don't need to be the lifetime of the thinker, baby-kisser or severe philosopher, yet that a standard ‘unexamined’ lifestyles is additionally worthy dwelling. primary to this moral existence is the engagement in valuable actions or ‘practices’, and tips to organize scholars for his or her engagement in those practices is to domesticate various ethical and highbrow virtues.
In this publication, Alistair Miller brings jointly more than a few philosophical and ancient views to argue for a brand new imaginative and prescient of liberal schooling: liberal within the experience that it types an ethical and cultural inheritance, new within the feel that it will let all scholars to guide flourishing lives. Divided into sections, the 1st a part of the publication seeks to set up the justified goals of schooling in a liberal democratic society; the second one half explores the character of the varsity curriculum that may fully grasp those goals.
A New imaginative and prescient of Liberal Education will entice researchers, teachers and postgraduate scholars within the fields of philosophy of schooling, ethical and values schooling, liberal schooling, and curriculum studies.
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