Philosophy of Education: An Anthology brings together the essential historical and contemporary readings in the philosophy of education. * The readings have been selected for their philosophical merit, their focus on important aspects of educational practice and their readability. * Includes classic pieces by Plato, Aristotle, Isocrates, Locke, Rousseau, Mill, and Dewey. * Addresses topical issues such as teacher professionalism and accountability, the commercialization of schooling, multicultural education, and parental choice.
Randall Curren is Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department and Professor of Education at the University of Rochester, NY. He has published in philosophy of education, law, ethics, and history of philosophy, including Aristotle on the Necessity of Public Education (2000). He is the editor of A Companion to the Philosophy of Education (Blackwell, 2003) and of the journal Theory and Research in Education.