A Philosophy of Schooling

Care and Curiosity in Community

Authors: Stern, Julian

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  • Presents a philosophical exploration of the value and role of schooling 
  • Reflects the lived reality of relationships within schools as a place to form and learn community
  • Offers a unique justification of schooling based upon care and curiosity working together in community
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This book provides an optimistic account of the value and role of schooling. Schooling is a common but not universal approach to education and has need of its own distinctive justification, in contrast to other approaches such as home-based or work-based education. The book tackles and rejects the various large-scale ‘functional’ theories of schooling which continue to dominate current debates and policies, such as schooling supporting employment and the economy, or developing citizenship. Instead, it argues that schooling and schools should be viewed as places to learn community within and through community. The lived reality of relationships within schools, based on care and curiosity, is as strong as ever: and upon this foundation is built an original philosophy of schooling. This reflective book will appeal to students and scholars of philosophy of education and to all professionals concerned with schools.

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Julian Stern is Professor of Education and Religion at York St John University, UK. 

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“It discusses a number of concepts that are often used in schools, such as ‘care’, ‘community’, ‘person’ and ‘dialogue’. The value of the book is that it gives these terms substance and shows how these principles are interconnected. … the merit of his book is that it does not take for granted that schools exist, and in this way, it invites all of us to think these questions through for ourselves.” (Wouter Sanderse, British Journal of Educational Studies, November, 2018)​

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Philosophy of Schooling
Book Subtitle
Care and Curiosity in Community
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
L.J. Stern
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-71571-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-71571-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-71570-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-10078-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 235
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