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  1. A History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Education: From Ancient Civilizations to the Modern World.Robert A. Mechikoff - 2006 - Mcgraw-Hill.
    This engaging and informative text will hold the attention of students and scholars as they take a journey through time to understand the role that history and philosophy have played in shaping the course of sport and physical education in Western and selected non-Western civilizations. Using appropriate theoretical and interpretive frameworks, students will investigate topics such as the historical relationship between mind and body; what philosophers and intellectuals have said about the body as a source of knowledge; educational philosophy and (...)
  2. C.S. Lewis: A Philosophy of Education.Steven R. Loomis - 2009 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
    In this book about the philosophy of education, Loomis and Rodriguez carefully examine the first principles of theoretic and practical reason necessary for human development and flourishing. Collaborating with the genius of C.S. Lewis, and particularly his brilliant work The Abolition of Man , the authors offer a multi-facetted, interdisciplinary investigation of perennial questions that impact human development and freedom. What is the human being? What are essential criteria for human flourishing? What is the best institutional framework for education? What (...)
  3. J. A. Comenius and the Concept of Universal Education.John Edward Sadler - 1966 - London: Allen & Unwin.
    Originally published in 1966, this volume reappraises the educational philosophy of Comenius. Until recently the attention given to Comenius and his work concentrated on a narrow interpretation of his pedagogy which played down his pansophic theory. In the second half of the nineteenth century Germany led the way in pedagogical study and Comenius was widely accepted as having laid the foundations of a science of education. The emergence of education as an academic subject in England and the USA led to (...)
  4. Education After Dewey.Paul Fairfield - 2009 - Continuum.
    This study re-examines John Dewey's philosophy of education, and asks how well it stands up today in view of developments in Continental European philosophy.
  5. Pedagogy, Religion and Practice: Reflections on Ethics and Teaching.Alan A. Block - 2007 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
    This new work from Alan Block explores the contemporary discourses of education, scholarship and learning. Pedagogy, Religion and Practice offers a strong argument for the centrality of ethics in curriculum, scholarship and the classroom, and presents a powerful argument against the present emphasis on standards and quantitative accountability.
  6. Logical Empiricism and the Special Sciences: Reichenbach, Feigl, and Nagel.Sahotra Sarkar (ed.) - 1996 - Garland Publ..
    A new direction in philosophy Between 1920 and 1940 logical empiricism reset the direction of philosophy of science and much of the rest of Anglo-American philosophy. It began as a relatively organized movement centered on the Vienna Circle, and like-minded philosophers elsewhere, especially in Berlin. As Europe drifted into the Nazi era, several important figures, especially Carnap and Neurath, also found common ground in their liberal politics and radical social agenda. Together, the logical empiricists set out to reform traditional philosophy (...)
  7. Values & Ethics in Social Work: An Introduction.Chris Beckett - 2005 - Sage Publications.
    In social work there is seldom an uncontroversial `right way' of doing things. So how will you deal with the value questions and ethical dilemmas that you will be faced with as a professional social worker? This lively and readable introductory text is designed to equip students with a sound understanding of the principles of values and ethics which no social worker should be without. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, this book successfully explores the complexities of ethical issues, (...)
  8. Science Teaching: The Role of History and Philosophy of Science.Michael R. Matthews - 1994 - Routledge.
    History, Philosophy and Science Teaching argues that science teaching and science teacher education can be improved if teachers know something of the history and philosophy of science and if these topics are included in the science curriculum. The history and philosophy of science have important roles in many of the theoretical issues that science educators need to address: the goals of science education; what constitutes an appropriate science curriculum for all students; how science should be taught in traditional cultures; what (...)
  9. Undisciplined Theory.Gary Genosko - 1998 - Sage Publications.
    What is the value of interdisciplinary theory? Are there any boundaries left which social theory must recognize? This book argues that the vital questions in theory are being posed and followed at the interdisciplinary level. Our awareness of this is curtailed by the institutional organization of social theory which still tends to assume a canon and clear boundaries. According to Gary Genosko, postmodernism has provided the main challenge to institutional myopia. Yet postmodernism is too often treated as an aberration or (...)
  10. Ethics and Education.R. S. Peters - 1966 - London: Allen & Unwin.
    First published in 1966, this book was written to serve as an introductory textbook in the philosophy of education, focusing on ethics and social philosophy. It presents a distinctive point of view both about education and ethical theory and arrived at a time when education was a matter of great public concern. It looks at questions such as ‘What do we actually mean by education?’ and provides a proper ethical foundation for education in a democratic society. The book will appeal (...)
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  11. Education and the Education of Teachers.R. S. Peters - 1977 - Routledge and Kegan Paul.
    educated man1 Some further reflections 1 The comparison with 'reform' In reflecting, in the past, on the sort of term that 'education' is I have usually ...
  12. Conceptualizing Reflection in Teacher Development.James Calderhead & Peter Gates (eds.) - 1993 - Falmer Press.
  13. C.Steven R. Loomis - 2009 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
    In this book about the philosophy of education, Loomis and Rodriguez carefully examine the first principles of theoretic and practical reason necessary for human development and flourishing. Collaborating with the genius of C.S. Lewis, and particularly his brilliant work The Abolition of Man , the authors offer a multi-facetted, interdisciplinary investigation of perennial questions that impact human development and freedom. What is the human being? What are essential criteria for human flourishing? What is the best institutional framework for education? What (...)
  14. The Church and Secular Education.Lewis Bliss Whittemore - 1960 - Greenwood Press.
  15. Social Capital Versus Social Theory: Political Economy and Social Science at the Turn of the Millennium.Ben Fine - 2001 - Routledge.
    Ben Fine traces the origins of social capital through the work of Becker, Bourdieu and Coleman and comprehensively reviews the literature across the social sciences. The text is uniquely critical of social capital, explaining how it avoids a proper confrontation with political economy and has become chaotic. This highly topical text addresses some major themes, including the shifting relationship between economics and other social sciences, the 'publish or perish' concept currently burdening scholarly integrity, and how a social science interdisciplinarity requires (...)
  16. Time's Reasons: Philosophies of History Old and New.Leonard Krieger - 1989 - University of Chicago Press.
    This original work caps years of thought by Leonard Krieger about the crisis of the discipline of history. His mission is to restore history's autonomy while attacking the sources of its erosion in various "new histories," which borrow their principles and methods from disciplines outside of history. Krieger justifies the discipline through an analysis of the foundations on which various generations of historians have tried to establish the coherence of their subject matter and of the convergence of historical patterns. The (...)
  17. Space, Gender, Knowledge: Feminist Readings.Linda McDowell & Joanne P. Sharp (eds.) - 1997 - J. Wiley.
    Space Gender Knowledge is an innovative and comprehensive introduction to the geographies of gender and the gendered nature of spatial relations. It examines the major issues raised by women's movements and academic feminism, and outlines the main shifts in feminist geographical work, from the geography of women to the impact of post-structuralism. In making their selection, the editors have drawn on a wide range of interdisciplinary material, ranging across spatial scales from the body to the globe. The book presents influential (...)
  18. Teaching with Integrity: The Ethics of Higher Education Practice.Bruce Macfarlane - 2004 - Routledgefalmer.
    While many books focus on the broader socially ethical topics of widening participation and promoting equal opportunities, this unique book concentrates specifically on the lecturer's professional responsibilities. Bruce Macfarlane analyzes the pros and cons of prescriptive professional codes of practice employed by many universities and proposes the active development of professional virtues over bureaucratic recommendations. The material is presented in a scholarly yet accessible style and case examples are used throughout to encourage a practical, reflective approach.
  19. Philosophical and Ideological Perspectives on Education.Gerald Lee Gutek - 1988 - Prentice-Hall.
  20. Collegial Professionalism: The Academy, Individualism, and the Common Good.John B. Bennett - 1998 - Oryx Press.
  21. Economy and Self: Philosophy and Economics From the Mercantilists to Marx.Norman Fischer - 1979 - Greenwood Press.
  22. Cultural Diversity, Liberal Pluralism and Schools: Isaiah Berlin and Education.Neil Burtonwood - 2006 - Routledge.
    Culturally diverse liberal democracies on both sides of the Atlantic are currently faced with serious questions about the education of their future citizens. What is the balance between the need for social cohesion, and at the same time dealing justly with the demands for exemptions and accommodations from cultural and religious minorities? In contemporary Britain, the importance of this question has been recently highlighted by the concern to develop political and educational strategies capable of countering the influence of extremist voices, (...)
  23. Powers of the Mind: The Reinvention of Liberal Learning in America.Donald Nathan Levine - 2006 - University of Chicago Press.
    It is one thing to lament the financial pressures put on universities, quite another to face up to the poverty of resources for thinking about what universities should do when they purport to offer a liberal education. In Powers of the Mind, former University of Chicago dean Donald N. Levine enriches those resources by proposing fresh ways to think about liberal learning with ideas more suited to our times. He does so by defining basic values of modernity and then considering (...)
  24. Sisyphus.Siegfried Bernfeld - 1973 - Berkeley: University of California Press.
    On the Theory and Philosophy of Education In her Reminiscences of Froebel the Baroness Marenholz- Btilow1 tells of her efforts to win ...
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  25. Academic Ethics: Problems and Materials on Professional Conduct and Shared Governance.Neil Hamilton - 2002 - Praeger.
    This book suggests that the umbrella academic organizations step forward and draft a model code of ethics for the profession of higher education.
  26. Modern Geographic Thought.Richard Peet - 1998 - Blackwell.
    After spending time with this book the reader should be able to tackle virtually any philosophical theme in contemporary geographic thought.
  27. Imagining Economics Otherwise: Encounters with Identity/Difference.Nitasha Kaul - 2009 - Routledge.
    This book is the result of a multifaceted investigation into the nature of knowledge produced by economics, and the construction of the category that is termed ...
  28. Reconstructing Undergraduate Education: Using Learning Science to Design Effective Courses.Robert B. Innes - 2004 - L. Erlbaum Associates.
    This book is designed to introduce professors and administrators in higher education to the philosophical, theoretical, and research support for using a constructivist perspective on learning to guide the reconstruction of undergraduate education. It presents an original framework for systematically linking educational philosophy and learning theories to their implications for teaching practice. In this volume, Innes summarizes the sources he found most useful in developing his own set of teaching principles and course development process, and makes an argument for a (...)
  29. The Social Sciences and Democracy.Jeroen Van Bouwel (ed.) - 2009 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
  30. Economics and the Philosophy of Science.Deborah A. Redman - 1991 - Oxford University Press USA.
    Economists and other social scientists in this century have often supported economic arguments by referring to positions taken by philosophers of science. This important new book looks at the reliability of this practice and, in the process, provides economists, social scientists, and historians with the necessary background to discuss methodological matters with authority. Redman first presents an accurate, critical, yet neutral survey of the modern philosophy of science from the Vienna Circle to the present, focusing particularly on logical positivism, sociological (...)
  31. All Work and No Play--: How Educational Reforms Are Harming Our Preschoolers.Sharna Olfman (ed.) - 2003 - Praeger.
    This book also spotlights a program at Yale University that, in response to the dearth of play in preschool curricula, emphasized learning through play for ...
  32. Equilibrium in Economics: Scope and Limits.Valeria Mosini (ed.) - 2007 - Psychology Press.
    The contributions in this book, which include articles from Tony Lawson, Ivor Grattan-Guinness and Roger Backhouse, highlight current notions of equilibrium in..
  33. Grand Theories and Ideologies in the Social Sciences.Howard J. Wiarda (ed.) - 2010 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
  34. Models of Man.James J. Dagenais - 1972 - The Hague: M. Nijhoff.
  35. A History and Theory of the Social Sciences: Not All That is Solid Melts Into Air.Peter Wagner - 2001 - Sage Publications.
    Divided into two parts this book examines the train of social theory from the 19th century, through to the `organization of modernity', in relation to ideas of social planning, and as contributors to the `rationalistic revolution' of the `golden age' of capitalism in the 1950s and 60s. Part two examines key concepts in the social sciences. It begins with some of the broadest concepts used by social scientists: choice, decision, action and institution and moves on to examine the `collectivist alternative': (...)
  36. (Dis)Figurations: Discourse/Critique/Ethics.Ian H. Angus - 2000 - Verso.
    Recent paradigmatic shifts in favor of the 'discourse' approach in social theory are explored and debated.
  37. Ethics and Teaching: A Religious Perspective on Revitalizing Education.Alan A. Block - 2009 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
    This book studies education and curriculum from the perspective of the teacher’s stance in the classroom. Writing through the lenses offered by autobiography, a lifetime in the classroom serving as teacher, and drawing heavily on Jewish and secular scholarly texts, Block offers a vision of education that serves as an alternative to the increasingly instrumentalist, managerial, standards-driven impersonal nature of contemporary schools. He advocates not for a pedagogy of ethics, but for the original ethical stance every teacher already assumes by (...)
  38. Educational Philosophy: A History From the Ancient World to Modern America.Edward J. Power - 1996 - Garland.
    The first step in education's long road to respectability lay in the ability of its proponents to demonstrate that it was worthy of collaborating with traditional disciplines in the syllabus of higher learning. The universities where the infant discipline of education was promoted benefited from scholars who engaged in teaching and research with enthusiasm and preached the gospel of scientific education. These schools-Teachers College/Columbia University, the University of Chicago, and Stanford University-gained a reputation as oases of pedagogical knowledge. Soon, public (...)
  39. Fact and Fiction in Economics: Models, Realism and Social Construction.Uskali Mäki (ed.) - 2002 - Cambridge University Press.
    There is an embarrassing polarization of opinions about the status of economics as an academic discipline, as reflected in epithets such as the Dismal Science and the Queen of the Social Sciences. This collection brings together some of the leading figures in the methodology and philosophy of economics to provide a thoughtful and balanced overview of the current state of debate about the nature and limits of economic knowledge. Authors with partly rival and partly complementary perspectives examine how abstract models (...)
  40. Celebrating Transgression: Method and Politics in Anthropological Studies of Culture: A Book in Honour of Klaus Peter Köpping.Ursula Rao, John Hutnyk & Klaus-Peter Köpping (eds.) - 2005 - Berghahn Books.
    This book brings key authors in anthropology together to debate and transgress anthropological expectations.
  41. Out of the Margin: Feminist Perspectives on Economics.Edith Kuiper & Jolande Sap (eds.) - 1995 - Routledge.
    Out of the Margin is the first book to consider feminist concerns across the whole domain of economics. In recent years there has been a tremendous increase in interest on the relation between gender and economics. Feminists have found much of concern in the way the economics has written women out of its history, built its theories around masculinist values, failed to take proper account of women and their work when measuring the economy and ignored most of the policy issues (...)
  42. Models of Man: Explorations in the Western Educational Tradition.Paul Nash - 1968 - R.E. Krieger Pub. Co..
  43. Empowering Our Military Conscience.Roger Wertheimer (ed.) - 2010 - Ashgate.
    Responding to increasing global anxiety over the ethics education of military personnel, this volume illustrates the depth, rigour and critical acuity of Professional Military Ethics Education (PMEE) with contributions by distinguished ethical theorists. It refreshes our thinking about the axioms of just war orthodoxy, the intellectual and political history of just war theorizing, and the justice of recent military doctrines and ventures. The volume also explores a neglected moral dimension of warfare, jus ante bellum (the ethics of pre-war practices) – (...)
  44. The Historians' Paradox: The Study of History in Our Time.Peter Charles Hoffer - 2008 - New York University Press.
    To reconcile this paradox — that history is impossible but necessary — Peter Charles Hoffer proposes a practical, workable philosophy of history for our ...
  45. The Philosophy of the Austrian School.Raimondo Cubeddu - 1993 - Routledge.
    In recent years, the Austrian School has been an influential contributor to the social sciences. Yet most of the attempts to understand this vital school of thought have remained locked into a polemical frame. The Philosophy of the Austrian School challenges this approach through a philosophically grounded account of the School's methodological, political, and economic ideas. Raimondo Cubeddu acknowledges important differences between the key figures in the School--Menger, Mises and Hayek-- but also finds important parallels between these thinkers. The theory (...)
  46. Progress and the Quest for Meaning: A Philosophical and Historical Inquiry.John Andrew Berstein - 1999 - Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.
    There has been a surprising absence of a general philosophical overview of progress as a method of articulating human meaning. This book attempts to fill this gap.
  47. The Rise of Independent Study: The Politics and the Philosophy of an Educational Innovation, 1970-87.Derek Robbins - 1988 - Society for Research Into Higher Education & Open University Press.
  48. Human Reality and the Social World: Ortega's Philosophy of History.Oliver W. Holmes - 1975 - University of Massachusetts Press.
  49. Philosophy of Education in the Era of Globalization.Yvonne Raley & Gerhard Preyer (eds.) - 2010 - Routledge.
  50. The New Production of Knowledge: The Dynamics of Science and Research in Contemporary Societies.Michael Gibbons (ed.) - 1994 - Sage Publications.
    As we approach the end of the twentieth century, the ways in which knowledge--scientific, social, and cultural--is produced are undergoing fundamental changes. In The New Production of Knowledge, a distinguished group of authors analyze these changes as marking the transition from established institutions, disciplines, practices, and policies to a new mode of knowledge production. Identifying such elements as reflexivity, transdisciplinarity, and heterogeneity within this new mode, the authors consider their impact and interplay with the role of knowledge in social relations. (...)
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