Values, Education and the Human World

Values, Education and the Human World

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The essays in this book consist of revised versions of Victor Cook Memorial Lectures delivered in the universities of St. Andrews, London, Cambridge, Aberdeen, Oxford, Glasgow and Leeds.
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  • Paperback | 274 pages
  • 135 x 210 x 51mm | 400g
  • Thorverton, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1845400003
  • 9781845400002
  • 1,140,385

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"In this timely collection of essays, John Haldane brings together a range of eminent contributors. Originally presented as the Victor Cook Lectures, the texts comprise a coherent set of challenges to prevailing assumptions regarding values and education. The opening chapters frame the book in a forthright attack on the 'empiricist orthodoxy' that, with its disastrous effects on education, permeates the modern world. The chapters that follow take up the cause from one perspective or another, addressing questions of culture and excellence, politics and civil society, religion and pluralism, science and scientism, the aims of education and the nature of good teaching. The book brings these matters to the general educated reader in a lively, clear, and thought-provoking way."

--Paul Standish, Professor of Educational Studies, University of Sheffield
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