By Alistair Miller
‘This is a really very important booklet. 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 massive interval of time.’ - Professor Michael J Reiss, Institute of schooling, collage of London, UK
Many philosophers of schooling think that the most goal of schooling is to endow scholars with own autonomy, generating voters who're reflective, make rational offerings, and publish their values and ideology to severe scrutiny. This booklet argues that the ‘good existence’ needn't be the lifetime of the thinker, flesh presser or serious philosopher, yet that a standard ‘unexamined’ existence is usually worthy dwelling. important to this moral lifestyles is the engagement in necessary actions or ‘practices’, and how you can organize students for his or her engagement in those practices is to domesticate quite a number ethical and highbrow virtues.
In this ebook, 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 feel that it kinds an ethical and cultural inheritance, new within the experience that it will permit all scholars to guide flourishing lives. Divided into sections, the 1st a part of the booklet 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 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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A New Vision of Liberal Education: The good of the unexamined life (Routledge Research in Education) by Alistair Miller