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Ethical Visions of Education: Philosophy in Practice


reviewed by Grace Roosevelt June 21, 2007

coverTitle: Ethical Visions of Education: Philosophy in Practice
Author(s): David T. Hansen
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 0807747599 , Pages: 224, Year: 2007
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Anyone in the field of education who seeks to escape from the world of measurable learning outcomes, anticipatory sets, standardized testing, assessment rubrics, accountability, AYP, NCATE, or NCLB would do well to pick up a copy of Ethical Visions of Education: Philosophies in Practice, a small book of essays collected by David T. Hansen. In fewer than 200 pages Hansen brings together the insights and legacies of ten seminal 20th century thinkers whose ideas about teaching and learning reach beyond the measurement of cognition or the mastery of knowledge to include the ethical, moral, and spiritual dimensions of educational experiences.   Hansen’s explicit intention is to bring a wide range of perspectives to today’s questions about what it means to educate ethically for global citizenship and service (p. 2). Articles focus not only on well-known Western educators such as John Dewey, Paolo Freire, Maria Montessori, W.E.B. Du Bois, Jane Addams and... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: June 21, 2007
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14527, Date Accessed: 10/21/2017 1:48:57 PM

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  • Grace Roosevelt
    Metropolitan College of New York
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    GRACE ROOSEVELT is Associate Professor of History and Education at Metropolitan College of New York where she teaches both in the undergraduate Human Services program and in the Masters of Education program. Her research interests bridge the fields of educational philosophy and political theory and have focused mainly on the educational and political thought of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. She is the author of Reading Rousseau in the Nuclear Age and is the translator and editor of the on-line edition of Rousseau's Emile that is posted on the Teachers College Institute for Learning Technologies website. Her interests also include the intellectual history of the Enlightenment, eighteenth-century peace projects, and the history of the idea of liberal education.
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