By Alistair Miller
‘This is a really vital ebook. splendidly good researched and written, it develops a robust argument approximately how we must always conceive of the goals of schooling and layout curricula. it may outline the sphere for a truly 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 voters who're reflective, make rational offerings, and post 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, flesh presser or severe philosopher, yet that a standard ‘unexamined’ existence can also be worthy residing. valuable to this moral existence is the engagement in helpful actions or ‘practices’, and how to arrange students for his or her engagement in those practices is to domesticate more than a few ethical and highbrow virtues.
In this publication, Alistair Miller brings jointly various 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 is going to let all students to guide flourishing lives. Divided into sections, the 1st a part of the ebook 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 will comprehend those goals.
A New imaginative and prescient of Liberal Education will entice 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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A New Vision of Liberal Education: The good of the unexamined life (Routledge Research in Education) by Alistair Miller