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By Alistair Miller

‘This is a really vital publication. 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's going to outline the sphere for a truly substantial 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 voters who're reflective, make rational offerings, and put up 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 serious philosopher, yet that a typical ‘unexamined’ lifestyles is usually worthy dwelling. significant to this moral lifestyles is the engagement in precious actions or ‘practices’, and the right way to organize scholars for his or her engagement in those practices is to domesticate a variety of ethical and highbrow virtues.

In this booklet, Alistair Miller brings jointly quite a number 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's going to permit all scholars to steer flourishing lives. Divided into sections, the 1st a part of the publication 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 have an understanding of those goals.

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

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