By Alistair Miller
‘This is a really vital publication. splendidly good researched and written, it develops a robust argument approximately how we should always conceive of the goals of schooling and layout curricula. it's going to outline the sector for a really enormous interval of time.’ - Professor Michael J Reiss, Institute of schooling, collage of London, UK
Many philosophers of schooling think that the most target of schooling is to endow scholars with own autonomy, generating electorate who're reflective, make rational offerings, and publish their values and ideology to serious 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 regular ‘unexamined’ existence can also be worthy residing. primary to this moral lifestyles is the engagement in priceless actions or ‘practices’, and tips to arrange scholars for his or her engagement in those practices is to domesticate a variety of ethical and highbrow virtues.
In this ebook, 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 kinds an ethical and cultural inheritance, new within the experience that it'll let all students 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 college curriculum that would comprehend those goals.
A New imaginative and prescient of Liberal Education will attract researchers, lecturers and postgraduate scholars within the fields of philosophy of schooling, ethical and values schooling, liberal schooling, and curriculum studies.
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