The Evolution of Educational Thought

Lectures on the formation and development of secondary education in France

Author: Emile Durkheim

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136622861

Category: Education

Page: 388

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First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

On Holy Ground: The Theory and Practice of Religious Education

Author: Liam Gearon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136304452

Category: Education

Page: 218

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Religion has had notable and renewed prominence in contemporary public and political life. Religious questions have also been freshly examined in philosophy and theology, the natural sciences, the social sciences, psychology, phenomenology, politics and the arts. These fields reflect complex, multi-disciplinary understandings of religion, some hostile, some accommodating. For religious education this has all contributed to its own international renaissance. Religious education, in ensuring it is contemporary, shares with these fields the same criticality, the same distance between the study of religion and the religious life. Yet what are the grounds of this modern religious education? Through a systematic historical and contemporary cross-disciplinary analysis, answering this question is the ambitious task of the book. Chapters include: philosophy, theology and religious education the natural sciences and religious education the social sciences and religious education psychology, spirituality and religious education phenomenology and religious education the politics of religious education the aesthetics of religious education. The central problem of all modern religious education remains this: what are the grounds of religious education when religious education is no longer grounded in the religious life, in the life of the holy? Although this primarily appears to be an epistemological problem, it soon becomes a moral and existential one. The book will be of key interest to teachers, theorists and researchers working in religious education.

The Future University

Ideas and Possibilities

Author: Ronald Barnett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415881927

Category: Education

Page: 233

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Winner of the Comparative and International Education Society Higher Education Special Interest Group Best Book Award for 2014! As universities increasingly engage with the world beyond the classroom and the campus, those who work within higher education are left to examine how the university's mission has changed. Official reviews and debates often forget to inquire into the purposes and responsibilities of universities, and how they are changing. Where these matters are addressed, they are rarely pursued in depth, and rarely go beyond current circumstances. Those who care about the university's role in society are left looking for a renewed sense of purpose regarding its goals and aspirations. The Future University explores new avenues opening up to universities and tackles fundamental issues facing their development. Contributors with interdisciplinary and international perspectives imagine ways to frame the university's future. They consider the history of the university, its current status as an active player in local governments, cultures, and markets, and where these trajectories may lead. What does it mean to be a university in the twenty-first century? What could the university become? What limitations do they face, and what opportunities might lie ahead? This volume in the International Studies in Higher Education series offers bold and imaginative possibilities.

The growth of sociological theory

human nature, knowledge, and social change

Author: David L. Westby

Publisher: Pearson College Div

ISBN: 9780133658675

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 527

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Talcott Parsons

Zur Aktualität eines Theorieprogramms

Author: Helmut Staubmann,Harald Wenzel

Publisher: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften


Category: Social Science

Page: 324

View: 8524

Talcott Parsons ist der letzte klassische Theoretiker der Soziologie. »Heute ... kann keine Gesellschaftstheorie ernst genommen werden, die sich nicht zu der von Parsons wenigstens in Beziehung setzt.« (Jürgen Habermas) Parsons ́ Theorie wurde zu einem Markstein, der aus der öffentlichen Diskussion um die Integrationsfähigkeit der modernen Gesellschaft und erst recht aus der gegenwärtigen Debatte über die Erneuerung der großen Theoriesynthesen in der Soziologie nicht mehr wegzudenken ist. Der Band enthält einen bisher unveröffentlichten Rückblick arsons ́ auf das Problem der Konvergenz in der soziologischen Theorie sowie Beiträge von Andreas Balog, Keith Doubt, Renée Fox, Josef Langer, Max Haller, Victor M. Lidz/Harold J. Bershady, Tamás Meleghy, Gerald Mozetic, Dénes Némedi, Jeremy Tanner, Bryan S. Turner.

Sociological Theory

Classical Statements

Author: David Ashley,David Michael Orenstein

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205271573

Category: Sociologie - Méthodologie - Histoire

Page: 554

View: 8803

New edition of a text that focuses on how social theory is the result of individuals who were products of their eras and places. Following a few introductory chapters, each chapter is built around one of the primary theorists in the discipline: Emile Durkheim, Herbert Spencer, Hegel, Marx, Weber, Fr

The European Union

ERASMUS in Paris

Author: Elise Langan

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated


Category: Education

Page: 170

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European Union - ERASMUS in Paris


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

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A culture of teaching

early modern humanism in theory and practice

Author: Rebecca W. Bushnell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780801432354

Category: Education

Page: 210

View: 9356

This provocative account of humanist education in early modern England relates the history of humanism to debates about its current status. The humanism Rebecca W. Bushnell traces through sixteenth-century sources emerges as distinct from humanist doctrines espoused today. And yet, in the conflicts faced by early humanists, Bushnell identifies the origins of contemporary educational notions and practices, including approaches to discipline, gender and class differences, reading and interpretation, canon formation, and the transmission of tradition. Renaissance texts depicting the schoolroom reveal a pedagogy fraught with tensions - between freedom and mastery, flexibility and rigid control, a passion for variety and a fear of excess. Bushnell describes this oscillation between opposites through debates over corporal punishment, in which the schoolmaster appears either as all-powerful or as the insignificant servant of authority. In pedagogical manuals strongly reminiscent of gardening guides, the scholar was seen as both a pliant vine and a force of nature. Bushnell perceives a similar ambivalence in early humanist attitudes toward reading and the creation of a literary canon. Moving outside the classroom walls, she considers the contradictory politics of appeals to tradition and invention in early debates over imitating the classics. In each instance, she indicates how, at the end of the sixteenth century, this balance began to tilt toward authoritarianism, selectivity, and discrimination.

The Athenaeum

A Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music, and the Drama

Author: James Silk Buckingham,John Sterling,Frederick Denison Maurice,Henry Stebbing,Charles Wentworth Dilke,Thomas Kibble Hervey,William Hepworth Dixon,Norman Maccoll,Vernon Horace Rendall,John Middleton Murry

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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The New Palgrave

a dictionary of economics

Author: Sir Robert Harry Inglis Palgrave

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1025

View: 5514


A History of Modern Japanese Aesthetics

Author: Michael F. Marra

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824823993

Category: Philosophy

Page: 398

View: 9335

This collection of essays constitutes the first history of modern Japanese aesthetics in any language. It introduces readers through lucid and readable translations to works on the philosophy of art written by major Japanese thinkers from the late nineteenth century to the present. Selected from a variety of sources (monographs, journals, catalogues), the essays cover topics related to the study of beauty in art and nature. The translations are organized into four parts. The first, The Introduction of Aesthetics, traces the formation of notions of beauty, culture, and art in Japan. It includes discussion of the creation of the museum in Japan and the frenetic efforts of Nishi Amane, Okakura Tenshin, Ernest Fenollosa, and Mori Ogai to introduce German, British, and French aesthetic thought to the Japanese. This is followed by three sections that examine the transformation of the aesthetic field into an academic discipline that flourished at three major Japanese universities. Aesthetics at Waseda University begins with an essay on the spiritualism and idealism of Onishi Hajime and continues with essays on the impact of German Lebensphilosophie (philosophy of life) on Shimamura Hogetsu and Takayama Chogyu, and work by the major Waseda aesthetician of the twentieth century, Aizu Yaichi. Thinkers of the Tokyo School adopted a scientific method in the study of art theory. Part 3, Aesthetics at the University of Tokyo, focuses on the ideas of Otsuka Yasuji (holder of the world s first Chair of Aesthetics), Onishi Yoshinori, Watsuji Tetsuro, Abe Jiro, Takeuchi Toshio, and Imamichi Tomonobu. The section concludes with a look at the contemporary philosopher Sakabe Megumi. The last section, Aesthetics at the University of Kyoto, includes essays on Nakagawa Shigeki and Fukada Yasukazu, pioneers in the field of aesthetics, and on the philosophy of art of the Kyoto School, which was deeply inspired by the thought of Nishida Kitaro. Finally the work of Kuki Shuzo, an influential teacher of Western philosophy at the University of Kyoto, is examined. A History of Modern Japanese Aesthetics is a companion volume to Modern Japanese Aesthetics: A Reader (UH Press, 1999). "

New Perspectives on the History of Political Economy

Author: Robert Fredona,Sophus A. Reinert

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331958247X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 413

View: 8403

This volume offers a snapshot of the resurgent historiography of political economy in the wake of the ongoing global financial crisis, and suggests fruitful new agendas for research on the political-economic nexus as it has developed in the Western world since the end of the Middle Ages. New Perspectives on the History of Political Economy brings together a select group of young and established scholars from a wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds—history, economics, law, and political science—in an effort to begin a re-conceptualization of the origins and history of political economy through a variety of still largely distinct but complementary historical approaches—legal and intellectual, literary and philosophical, political and economic—and from a variety of related perspectives: debt and state finance, tariffs and tax policy, the encouragement and discouragement of trade, merchant communities and companies, smuggling and illicit trades, mercantile and colonial systems, economic cultures, and the history of economic doctrines more narrowly construed. The first decade of the twenty-first century, bookended by 9/11 and a global financial crisis, witnessed the clamorous and urgent return of both 'the political' and 'the economic' to historiographical debates. It is becoming more important than ever to rethink the historical role of politics (and, indeed, of government) in business, economic production, distribution, and exchange. The artefacts of pre-modern and modern political economy, from the fourteenth through the twentieth centuries, remain monuments of perennial importance for understanding how human beings grappled with and overcame material hardship, organized their political and economic communities, won great wealth and lost it, conquered and were conquered. The present volume, assembling some of the brightest lights in the field, eloquently testifies to the rich and powerful lessons to be had from such a historical understanding of political economy and of power in an economic age.