One day in 1938, John Dewey addressed a room of professional educators and urged them to take up the task of “finding out just what education is.” Reading this lecture in the late 1940s, Philip W. Jackson took Dewey’s charge to heart and spent the next sixty years contemplating his words. The stimulating result of a lifetime of thinking about educating, What Is Education? is a profound philosophical exploration of how we transmit knowledge in human society and how we think about accomplishing that vital task. Most contemporary approaches to education follow a strictly empirical track, aiming to discover pragmatic solutions for teachers and school administrators. Jackson argues that we ...
@text: Everyone knows that education is important, we are confronted daily by discussion of it in the media and by politicians, but how much do we really know about education? Education: The Basics is a lively and engaging introduction to education as an academic subject, taking into account both theory and practice. Covering the schooling system, the nature of knowledge and methods of teaching, this book analyses the viewpoints of both teachers and pupils. Key questions are answered, including: What is education and what is it for? Where does education take place? How do we learn? Who are the students? What is being taught in schools and universities and why? What is the state of education across the world? With further reading throughout, Education: The Basics is essential for all those embarking on undergraduate courses in Education and Education Studies, and for those with an involvement in teaching at all levels.
This collection explores historical and present-day issues in education management, the training and development of leaders, and their roles in leading people and managing resources, and provides a focus on the major management issues which are current throughout the education world.The articles reprinted here include the management of applied individual psychology; organizational psychology; individual, interpersonal and group interaction; personality theory; leadership theory and organization theory.
Provides an introduction to the concepts of literary and non-formal education and adult programmes at grass-root levels, of the education in economic development, of the ways in which technology can enhance distance learning. Reviews on current states of vocational guidance programmes and the trends and future orientation in this field of ample use.
"Education is in a state of crisis. It has failed to respond to changing social needs—lagging behind rather than leading." The crisis that Jerome Bruner identifies in this volume admits of no easy solutions. But the noted American psychologist makes clear that educational reform must begin with the understanding of how a child acquires information and converts knowledge into action. Drawing on his current work on infant development, Bruner underscores the importance of formulating educational strategies that expand rather than constrict the skills of the young learner. Since education takes place under conditions imposed by a technological society, Professor Bruner maintains that it is not enough to attempt reform through minor curriculum revisions. The program that fails to set knowledge within the context of action must be replaced. And to be truly relevant to our social needs, the scope of education must be extended toward overcoming the severe handicaps faced by children from impoverished areas.
In American society, the ends and means of education have been debated vigorously throughout its history. Most Americans enthusiastically and eagerly supported the development of public education in the mid-19th century. They perceived it to be a positive force for mobility and democracy. While some complained that too much Obook learningO was a waste of time, most Americans were delighted with the developments of the American educational system which appeared to be a foundation for our political system.
The Book Deals With The Problems Of Education : Pre-Primary, Primary, Secondary, Higher Secondary, College And University Level Education. It Discusses Various Spheres Of Education Like : Women Education, Adult Education, Education Of The Scheduled Castes And Scheduled Tribes. The Various Political, Technological And Social Impacts On Education Are Analysed. The Book Examines The Various Types Of Education : Population Education, Physical Education, Health Education, Religious And Moral Education, Technological Education, Teacher Education. Evaluating The Different Aims Of Education Like Education For Democracy, Education For National And Emotional Integration, Education For International An...