Wheels in the Head: Educational Philosophies of Authority, Freedom, and Culture from Socrates to Human Rights
This overview of various philosophies and philosophers relevant to Education covers democracy, freedom, political despotism, human rights, and the politics of culture and of gender. Within each of these the text identifies obstacles to achieving freedom and political power. In the second edition a new concluding chapter proposes a solution for the authoritarian tendencies of government-operated schools and addresses the problem that for any school outside groups want to influence the content of instruction.
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Education and the Authoritarian State
Educational Problems in a Democratic State
Traditions of Dissent to Government Education
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