A New Vision of Liberal Education: The good of the by Alistair Miller

By Alistair Miller

‘This is an exceptionally vital publication. splendidly good researched and written, it develops a strong argument approximately how we should always conceive of the goals of schooling and layout curricula. it may outline the sphere for a truly huge interval of time.’ - Professor Michael J Reiss, Institute of schooling, college of London, UK

Many philosophers of schooling think that the most target of schooling is to endow scholars with own autonomy, generating electorate who're reflective, make rational offerings, and publish their values and ideology to severe scrutiny. This booklet argues that the ‘good existence’ needn't be the lifetime of the thinker, baby-kisser or severe philosopher, yet that a regular ‘unexamined’ existence can be worthy dwelling. principal to this moral lifestyles is the engagement in invaluable actions or ‘practices’, and easy methods to arrange scholars for his or her engagement in those practices is to domesticate more than a few ethical and highbrow virtues.

In this publication, Alistair Miller brings jointly a variety of philosophical and historic views to argue for a brand new imaginative and prescient of liberal schooling: liberal within the experience that it kinds an ethical and cultural inheritance, new within the feel that it is going to let all scholars to steer flourishing lives. Divided into sections, the 1st a part of the booklet seeks to set up the justified goals of schooling in a liberal democratic society; the second one half explores the character of the college curriculum that would have an understanding of those goals.

A New imaginative and prescient of Liberal Education will entice researchers, teachers and postgraduate scholars within the fields of philosophy of schooling, ethical and values schooling, liberal schooling, and curriculum studies.

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