Philosophy and curriculum planning.--The nature and structure of curriculum objectives.--Liberal education and the nature of knowledge.--Realms of meaning and forms of knowledge.--Language and thought.--The forms of knowledge re-visited.--What is teaching?--The logical and psychological aspects of teaching a subject.--Curriculum integration.--Literature and the fine arts as a unique form of knowledge.--The two-cultures, science and moral education.--Morals, religion and the maintained school.
This collection of essays by philosophers and educationalists of international reputation, all published here for the first time, celebrates Paul Hirst's professional career. The introductory essay by Robin Barrow and Patricia White outlines Paul Hirst's career and maps the shifts in his thought about education, showing how his views on teacher education, the curriculum and educational aims are interrelated. Contributions from leading names in British and American philosophy of education cover themes ranging from the nature of good teaching to Wittgensteinian (...) aesthetics. The collection concludes with a paper in which Paul Hirst sets out his latest views on the nature of education and its aims. The book also includes a complete bibliography of works by Hirst and a substantial set of references to his writing. (shrink)
This set presents some of the most innovative and important work in this area, including work influenced by feminist theory, Marxism, critical theory, phenomenology and other approaches that continue to shape the field.