This new edition of Philosophy of Education: The Key Concepts is an easy-to-use A–Z guide summarizing all the key terms, ideas, and issues central to the study of educational theory today. Fully updated, the book is cross-referenced throughout and contains pointers to further reading, as well as new entries on such topics as
Citizenship and Civic Education Liberalism Capability Well-being Patriotism Globalization Open-mindedness Creationism and Intelligent Design.
Comprehensive and authoritative, this highly accessible guide provides all that a student, teacher, or policy-maker needs to know about the latest thinking on education in the 21st century
Christopher Winch is a Professor of Educational Philosophy and Policy at King’s College, London. John Dingell is head of Philosophy programmers at the University of Northampton.
Key concepts series
Key Concepts in Cinema Studies Susan Hayward Key Concepts in Communication and Cultural Studies Tim O’Sullivan, John Hartley, Danny Sounders, Martin Montgomery, and John Fiske Key Concepts in Popular Music Roy Shaker Key Concepts in Post-Colonial Studies Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths, and Helen.
In writing this book we have benefited greatly from numerous conversations with colleagues over the years. Our particular thanks go to various participants at the West Midlands Philosophy of Education Society Annual Conference at Gregynog Hall, Posy’s, with whom we have discussed many of the issues dealt with in this volume, and who have ensured that erudition has always been accompanied by enjoyment.
Philosophy of education
First published in 1999 This edition was published in 2008 by Rutledge 2 Park Square, Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 4RN Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada by Rutledge 270 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016 Rutledge is an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, an informal business # 1999, 2008 Christopher Winch and John gingili All rights reserved.
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Christopher Winch and John Dingell
Key Concepts in the Philosophy of Education (2nd edition) is an in-depth glossary which, it is hoped, will provide students and teachers of philosophy of education and other people interested in the subject with a useful reference book on key theoretical terms and, where appropriate, the various debates surrounding them.
The entries vary in length according to the importance the authors have attached to each topic.
They have been selected through the authors’ experience of what is needed for a comprehensive course in the philosophy of education, through comments and suggestions from Rutledge referees, colleagues, and students, and, finally, a careful survey of the literature in the philosophy of education over the past fifty years. All cross-references are in bold.
Sometimes the actual concept referred to may not be in the precise form in the entry. Readers are advised to read an entry that interests them and then to use the cross-references as a means of further exploring the area of controversy that they are interested in. Bibliographical citations within entries actually refer to the bibliography.