This book for the first time brings together Professor Prings thoughts on the philosophy of education and is his first global treatment of the subject. His writings reflect a consistency of thought about educational theory and educational aims and the consequence of both for the nature and practice of educational research. Professor Pring draws together the different themes, providing a distinctively philosophical perspective on educational theory and practice. This perspective challenges many of the ideas, which underpin government policy, impoverish educational practice and weaken educational research in a way unackwledged even by the researchs most ardent critics.
Professor Richard Pring is Lead Director of the six year Nuffield Review of 14-19 Education and Training for England and Wales, and Emeritus Fellow, Green College, Oxford, UK. Until 2003, Professor of Educational Studies, University of Oxford, UK, where he was Director of the Department.