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By Alistair Miller

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


Many philosophers of schooling think that the most goal 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 severe scrutiny. This ebook argues that the ‘good existence’ needn't be the lifetime of the thinker, flesh presser or severe philosopher, yet that a standard ‘unexamined’ existence can also be worthy residing. critical to this moral lifestyles is the engagement in precious actions or ‘practices’, and the right way to organize students for his or her engagement in those practices is to domesticate a number of ethical and highbrow virtues.

In this ebook, Alistair Miller brings jointly a number of philosophical and old 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 experience that it will allow all scholars to guide 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 varsity curriculum that will have an understanding of 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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