By Alistair Miller
‘This is a very vital e-book. 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 booklet argues that the ‘good lifestyles’ needn't be the lifetime of the thinker, flesh presser or severe philosopher, yet that a normal ‘unexamined’ existence can also be worthy dwelling. relevant to this moral existence is the engagement in precious actions or ‘practices’, and the way 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 a number philosophical and historic 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 feel that it'll allow 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 would have an understanding of 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