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

By Alistair Miller

‘This is an incredibly very important e-book. splendidly good researched and written, it develops a robust argument approximately how we should always conceive of the goals of schooling and layout curricula. it may outline the sector for a really significant interval of time.’ - Professor Michael J Reiss, Institute of schooling, collage of London, UK


Many philosophers of schooling think that the most target of schooling is to endow scholars with own autonomy, generating voters who're reflective, make rational offerings, and put up their values and ideology to serious scrutiny. This e-book argues that the ‘good existence’ needn't be the lifetime of the thinker, baby-kisser or serious philosopher, yet that a typical ‘unexamined’ lifestyles is additionally worthy residing. significant to this moral lifestyles is the engagement in important actions or ‘practices’, and how one can organize students for his or her engagement in those practices is to domesticate more than a few ethical and highbrow virtues.

In this e-book, 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 feel that it kinds an ethical and cultural inheritance, new within the experience that it is going to let all students to steer flourishing lives. Divided into sections, the 1st a part of the e-book seeks to set up the justified goals of schooling in a liberal democratic society; the second one half explores the character of the varsity curriculum that may fully grasp those goals.

A New imaginative and prescient of Liberal Education will attract 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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