Explores the importance of the body and the senses in educational encounters, drawing out the aesthetic and political dimensions of educational practices.
Questions universities’ increasing reliance on market-oriented metrics to determine their strategic directions and gauge faculty productivity.
A comprehensive study of education in the writings of Walter Benjamin.
Explores the effectiveness and value of meditation in a college classroom.
A rich collection of essays about the inner, shared experiences of participants engaged in second-person approaches to contemplative practice.
Explores the rich potential of Confucianism in American and Chinese classrooms of the twenty-first century.
Demonstrates how students and educators can resist narrow, utilitarian views of higher education’s purpose.
Offers a new view of pedagogical practices to psychoanalysts interested in pedagogy.
Tells the fascinating story of the Progressive Education movement of the 1930s and 1940s.
Explores the nature and role of wisdom in education.
A highly accessible reading of Whitehead's writings on education and their connection to his metaphysics.
Reinvigorates Jürgen Habermas’ early critical theory.
Explores the contemporary pedagogical significance of modernism.
Explores how Darwin’s theory of human nature can inform educational philosophy.
Argues against the “culture of science” currently dominating education discourse and in favor of a more critical understanding of various modes of inquiry.
A startling reading of the educational enterprise through a psychoanalytic lens.
Presents John Dewey’s theory of inquiry and applies it to various areas of the primary, middle, and secondary school curricula.
Leading scholars challenge and reinvigorate the pragmatic method of John Dewey.
Provides a clear assessment of all sides of the school choice debate.
An authoritative and provocative discussion of the key issues surrounding grade inflation and its possible effects on academic excellence.
Delivers uncomplicated and useful techniques for better teaching to nonmajors in liberal arts courses.
Chronicles the author’s personal and professional journey within the American educational system.
How does ethics influence the myriad ways we engage difference within educational settings?
Argues that higher education needs to abandon the “culture wars” if it hopes to address the major crises of the century.
One of America's foremost philosophers reflects on the discipline and its relation to everyday life.
Drawing on the works of Martin Buber and Mikhail Bakhtin, the author explores the roles that dialogue, laughter, and spontaneity play in the education of the whole person.
This book discusses topics normally excluded from the current educational conversation such as soul, authority, irony, memory, style, luck, privacy, power, and hospitality.
This book examines issues of identity and difference, both theoretically and as represented in curriculum materials. Here debates over the cultural character of the curriculum are characterized as debates ...
Here we have, for the first time in a single volume, diverse perspectives on the meaning, conditions, and goals of critical reasoning in contemporary culture. Part One emphasizes critical reasoning and ...
This book is an examination of how the educational process perpetuates cultural myths contributing to the ecological crisis. In addressing the cultural and educational dimensions of the ecological crisis, ...
At a time of increasing pressure for teachers to become more professional and more technically competent, this book examines in a critical fashion whether teachers should be considered experts. Written ...
A Legacy of Learning examines the principal periods in the history of European and American education, beginning in ancient Greece and ending in twentieth-century America. It is a superior textbook for ...
Rebirth of Value takes as its starting-point the emerging scientific view of the universe as a free, unpredictable, self-ordering evolutionary process in which our own cultural history plays a leading ...
A thoughtful and thought-provoking conversation, the Counts-Beard correspondence illuminates the issues facing American education today. The correspondence explores the collaboration between them as Counts ...
An indictment of the ideology of modernity, which has resulted in our leading incoherent and fragmented lives, Oliver and Gershman's book explores the profound paradigmatic differences that exist among ...
Many philosophers have been appointed to top-level political positions during Chile's modern history. What makes Chilean philosophers unique in the context of Latin America and beyond, is that they have ...
Using Foucault's history of discourse, this book examines the relationship between the invention of the printing press and the evolution of concepts regarding childhood and schooling. It is an interdisciplinary ...