Philosophy of Education
Toward a Grammar of Curriculum Practice
Provides a new conceptualization of curriculum and of curriculum planning that is clearer, more functional, more adequate than those previously available.
The Touch of the Present
Explores the importance of the body and the senses in educational encounters, drawing out the aesthetic and political dimensions of educational practices.
A Philosophy of Music Education
A Philosophy of Music Education is considered the classic text on the relation of aesthetics to the practical teaching and performing of music.
Teaching, Tenure, and Collegiality
Questions universities’ increasing reliance on market-oriented metrics to determine their strategic directions and gauge faculty productivity.
Walter Benjamin's Antifascist Education
A comprehensive study of education in the writings of Walter Benjamin.
Tuning the Student Mind
Explores the effectiveness and value of meditation in a college classroom.
Catalyzing the Field
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.
The Intersubjective Turn
Examines key theoretical aspects of the emerging field of second-person contemplative education.
The Quest for Purpose
Demonstrates how students and educators can resist narrow, utilitarian views of higher education’s purpose.
A Psychoanalyst in the Classroom
Offers a new view of pedagogical practices to psychoanalysts interested in pedagogy.
Crusade for Democracy, Revised Edition
Tells the fascinating story of the Progressive Education movement of the 1930s and 1940s.
The Pursuit of Wisdom and Happiness in Education
Explores the nature and role of wisdom in education.
Modes of Learning
A highly accessible reading of Whitehead's writings on education and their connection to his metaphysics.
The Idolatry of the Actual
Reinvigorates Jürgen Habermas’ early critical theory.
Explores the contemporary pedagogical significance of modernism.
At Home in the World
Explores how Darwin’s theory of human nature can inform educational philosophy.
The Politics of Inquiry
Argues against the “culture of science” currently dominating education discourse and in favor of a more critical understanding of various modes of inquiry.
Presents John Dewey’s theory of inquiry and applies it to various areas of the primary, middle, and secondary school curricula.
The Very Thought of Education
A startling reading of the educational enterprise through a psychoanalytic lens.
School Choice Policies and Outcomes
Provides a clear assessment of all sides of the school choice debate.
Democracy as Culture
Explores the significance of Dewey’s thought on democracy for the contemporary world.
An authoritative and provocative discussion of the key issues surrounding grade inflation and its possible effects on academic excellence.
Reconstructing Democracy, Recontextualizing Dewey
Leading scholars challenge and reinvigorate the pragmatic method of John Dewey.
Delivers uncomplicated and useful techniques for better teaching to nonmajors in liberal arts courses.
Burning Down the House
A riveting analysis of the struggle to eliminate affirmative action at the University of California.
Speaking the Lower Frequencies
Shows how using texts from popular culture in the classroom can help young people to become critical consumers of media without losing the pleasure they derive from it.
Beyond Silenced Voices
A thoroughly revised and updated edition of the classic text. Focuses on the roles of hope, participation, and change in reforming American schools.
Adolescent Lives in Transition
Research on the impact of social class variables on experiences of adolescents as they transition to middle school.
Learning from the Other
How does ethics influence the myriad ways we engage difference within educational settings?
One of America's foremost philosophers reflects on the discipline and its relation to everyday life.
An examination of educational reform and change throughout the world, focusing on how issues of power and governance within states affect school practice and policy-making.
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.
The Work of Friendship
Develops a theory of friendship as a space that is neither public nor private.
The Educational Conversation
This book discusses topics normally excluded from the current educational conversation such as soul, authority, irony, memory, style, luck, privacy, power, and hospitality.
Understanding Curriculum as Racial Text
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 ...
Critical Reasoning in Contemporary Culture
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 ...
Education, Cultural Myths, and the Ecological Crisis
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, ...
The Teacher as Expert
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
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
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 ...
George S. Counts and Charles A. Beard
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 ...
Education, Modernity, and Fractured Meaning
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 ...
Academic Rebels in Chile
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 ...
Pedagogy, Printing and Protestantism
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 ...