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

View: 4812

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

View: 735

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

View: 9748

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

View: 3205


The European Union

ERASMUS in Paris

Author: Elise Langan

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated


Category: Education

Page: 170

View: 7211

European Union - ERASMUS in Paris

Sociological theory

classical statements

Author: David Ashley,David Michael Orenstein

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon


Category: Social Science

Page: 442

View: 4591

This& book provides a comprehensive examination of classical sociological theory by introducing students to the life, times, and ideas of the figures who have had the greatest influence on the development of the field. & Each chapter focuses on one theorist and his ideas, organized into a social and historical perspective. Students will enjoy reading the background information on each theorist covered in the book. These include such interesting highlights as Comte& ' s days in military school, the death of Durkheim& ' s son in World War I, Spencer& ' s inability to commit to marriage, and Hegel& ' s illegitimate son. Taking a critical and reflexive approach, the text also discusses how classical theory affects sociology today.


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: 414

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.

Evolution of educational thought in India

Author: Bhanwar Lal Dwivedi

Publisher: Northern Book Centre

ISBN: 9788172110598

Category: Education

Page: 323

View: 6664

The book is a survey of the rise and downfall of India with specific reference to the effect of political and social conditions on its educational system. The course of the low percentage of educated population today can be traced in the neglect of education by fanatic Muslim rulers and wrong policy of education wilfully adopted by Britishers.