Why Do We Educate? Renewing the Conversation (The 107th Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, Vol. 1)

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This book reflects the editors; concerns that too many public discussions of education are dominated by too few ideas, and is intended to serve as a kind of handbook for those who wish to enter the conversation about education

  • A work of impressive scholarship accessible to the general reader
  • A unique collection of essays written by internationally recognized and emerging thinkers from the field of education and related disciplines
  • Contributors, among others, include Anthony Appiah (Princeton); Seyla Benhabib (Yale); Eamonn Callan (Stanford); Joseph Dunne (St. Patrick’s College, Ireland); Kieran Egan (Simon Fraser); Ursula Franklin (Toronto); Nel Noddings (Stanford); Martha Nussbaum (Chicago) and Diane Ravitch (New York)

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These are challenging times for education, as well as for educators. This book reflects the editors; concerns that too many public discussions of education are dominated by too few ideas, and is intended to serve as a kind of handbook for those who wish to enter the conversation about education. Essays written by eminent scholars, invite readers to join important conversations about the meanings and purposes of their own lives, the lives of others, and our lives together in democratic societies

About the Author:

David L. Coulter is an Associate Professor of Education and Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of Teacher Education at the University of British Columbia

John R. Wiens is a Professor of Education and Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba.
Both were long time public school teachers, school and district administrators prior to their academic careers.

Gary Fenstermacher is Professor Emeritus of Education at the University of Michigan. He previously held tenured faculty appointments at UCLA, Virginia Tech, and the University of Arizona. His scholarly interests are in philosophy of education, teacher education and educational policy.

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