The Purposes of Education

Using the twin lenses of Visible Learning and educational philosophy, these are among the many fascinating topics discussed in extended conversations between John Hattie and Steen Nepper Larsen.

Author: John Hattie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000066029

Category: Education

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What are the purposes of education and what is the relationship between educational research and policy? Using the twin lenses of Visible Learning and educational philosophy, these are among the many fascinating topics discussed in extended conversations between John Hattie and Steen Nepper Larsen. This wide-ranging and informative book offers fundamental propositions about the nature of education. It maps out in fascinating detail a coming together of Hattie’s empirical data and world-famous Visible Learning paradigm with the rich heritage of educational philosophy. Additionally, it explores the inevitable questions of the purpose of education and the development of students in a learning society. Part clash of cultures, part meeting of minds, always fascinating and illuminating, this intriguing book will inspire teachers, students, and parents at all levels of the educational system – from kindergarten through school to university. Conversations include: What are the purposes of education? Does educational data speak for itself? What is the role of the teacher? Is learning a visible phenomenon? Is it important to teach and learn specific subjects? What is the role of neuroscience research? What is the relationship between educational research and educational politics? What is the role of the state in education?
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The Public Purpose of Education and Schooling

"I have been waiting for this book for a decade. In an age in which the national debate on school reform is concerned principally with tactics and process, this volume focuses on the most important of all questions.

Author: John I. Goodlad

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: UOM:39015035734659

Category: Education

Page: 178

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"I have been waiting for this book for a decade. In an age in which the national debate on school reform is concerned principally with tactics and process, this volume focuses on the most important of all questions. What is the purpose of school? How do we know if a school is working? The authors are the most highly regarded names in education. This is an important book for anyone interested in schooling in America today." -- Arthur Levine, president, Teachers College, Columbia University
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Learning Not Schooling

The author presents a new model for education in which learning for students increasingly occurs in the world of adult expertise, with classroom teachers taking on the role of conduits that not only prepare students to learn from ...

Author: Lyn Lesch

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781607090977

Category: Education

Page: 125

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Learning Not Schooling: Reimagining the Purpose of Education examines how both the curiosity and the initiative of students in their formative years can be stimulated by partnering local schools with the world of adult work and professional expertise. This tactic addresses some of the issues that seem to continually plague us, such as how to help students learn more effectively in the modern age, or how to more fully address some of the perpetual inequities between different socioeconomic groupings. Drawing on his experiences from founding and directing a private school for students age six to fourteen, Lyn Lesch presents a new model for education in which learning for students increasingly occurs in the world of adult expertise, with classroom teachers taking on the role of conduits that not only prepare students to learn from professionals working in various fields but also assist them in absorbing the advanced information and knowledge they will be acquiring.
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Aims of Education

"Chapters I, IV, VI, XIII, IX, and X have been published in my book, The organisation of thought ... 1917. Chapter II ... published [1922] as a separate pamphlet."--Preface.

Author: Alfred North Whitehead

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780029351802

Category: Education

Page: 165

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The general topic of this volume is education on its intellectual side. One main idea runs through the various chapters, and it is illustrated in them from many points of view. It can be stated briefly thus: the students are alive, and the purpose of education is to stimulate and guide their self-development. It follows as a corollary from this premise, that the teachers also should be alive with living thoughts. The whole book is a protest against dead knowledge, that is to say, inert ideas. - Preface.
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the purpose of education

But the barrier to its reception is just this ignorance and prejudice in the public
mind , which it is the function of education to remove . Thus we find many words
and phrases in the literature of all nations bearing testimony to the confused and
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Author: St. George Lane Fox Pitt

Publisher: CUP Archive

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the purpose of education

But the barrier to its reception is just this ignorance and prejudice in the public
mind , which it is the function of education to remove . Thus we find many words
and phrases in the literature of all nations , bearing testimony to the contradictory
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Pedagogy Praxis and Purpose in Education

The title of this book, Pedagogy, Praxis, and Purpose in Education, is intended to
draw attention to three dimensions of the educational process that are routinely
relegated to the background in the contemporary public debate on education and
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Author: C.M. Mulcahy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317932901

Category: Education

Page: 200

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Recent years have shown the growth of federal legislation and programs having a profound impact on educational policy and practice, and a decline in reliance on broadly based educational justifications. Paralleling this development has been the emergence of well-endowed and influential private foundations, and an increase in corporate influence in shaping policy. In this volume the authors consider the discourse, rhetoric, and underlying values that sustain these developments alongside those that underlie more longstanding and competing educational theories and practices. This volume highlights the importance of recognizing opposing conceptualizations of education—some more educationally productive than others— and their core values, approaches to student learning, strengths and weaknesses, and justification. The authors analyze and critique what Jane Roland Martin has referred to as ‘the deep structure of educational thought’, and seek improved educational policy and practice with particular reference to curriculum and pedagogy. It features a comparative analysis of competing discourses including autocratic control, limited personal development, and praxis.
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Understanding Educational Reform

As a reform, the school choice movement has significant implications for the
survival of free public schools and for the purpose of education. REFORM AND
THE PURPOSE OF EDUCATION How is educational reform related to the
purposes of ...

Author: Raymond A. Horn

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576078082

Category: Education

Page: 338

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Examines the origins, context, and patterns of educational reform in the United States.
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Thrive

The book identifies four levels of thriving: global - our place in the planet; societal - place, communities, economies; interpersonal - our relationships; intrapersonal - the self.

Author: Valerie Hannon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108834825

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Every generation faces challenges, but never before have young people been so aware of theirs. Whether due to school strikes for climate change, civil war, or pandemic lockdowns, almost every child in the world has experienced the interruption of their schooling by outside forces. When the world we have taken for granted proves so unstable, it gives rise to the question: what is schooling for? Thrive advocates a new purpose for education, in a rapidly changing world, and analyses the reasons why change is urgently needed in our education systems. The book identifies four levels of thriving: global - our place in the planet; societal - place, communities, economies; interpersonal - our relationships; intrapersonal - the self. Chapters provide research-based theoretical evidence for each area, followed by practical international case studies showing how individual schools are addressing these considerable challenges. Humanity's challenges are shifting fast: schools need to be a part of the response.
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Citizenship Education around the World

Purposes. of. Education. John. E. Petrovic. and. Aaron. M. Kuntz.
INTRODUCTION: THE PURPOSES OF EDUCATION There are four broad
purposes of education that are, arguably, universal with varying degree. These
include economic ...

Author: John Petrovic

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317952237

Category: Education

Page: 262

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Though certainly not a new idea, citizenship education manifests in unique and often unpredictable ways in our contemporary neoliberal era. The question of what it means to be a productive and recognized citizen must now be understood simultaneously along both global and local lines. This edited volume offers an international perspective on citizenship education enacted in specific socio-political contexts. Each chapter includes a pointed conceptualization of citizenship education—a philosophical framework—that is then applied to specific national cases across Europe, Asia, Canada and more. Chapters emphasize how such frameworks are implemented within local contexts, encouraging particular pedagogical/curricular practices even as they constrain others. Chapters conclude with suggestions for productive change and how educators might usefully engage contemporary contexts through citizenship education.
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Games Purpose and Potential in Education

This volume brings together leading experts, researchers, and instructors in the field of gaming and explores current topics in gaming and simulations, available resources, and the future of the field.

Author: Christopher Thomas Miller

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387097756

Category: Education

Page: 259

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The field of Games is rapidly expanding, prompting institutions throughout the world to create game development programs and courses focusing on educational games. As a result, games have also become a hot topic in the area of educational technology research. This increased interest is due to the technological advancement of digital games and the fact that a new, digital generation is emerging with a strong gaming background. Games: Purpose and Potential in Education focuses on the issues of incorporating games into education and instructional design. Ideas of identity development, gender diversity, motivation, and integrating instructional design within game development are addressed since each of these areas is important in the field of instructional design and can have a significant impact on learning. This volume brings together leading experts, researchers, and instructors in the field of gaming and explores current topics in gaming and simulations, available resources, and the future of the field.
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Controversies Over the Purposes of Schooling and the Meaning of Work

The first section of this book contains a variety of perspectives on longstanding
conflicts involving the purposes of education . We have included participants in
the historic debate over the claims of community versus the personal
development ...

Author: Norman Benson

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0819177717

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 251

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This revised edition of the original, first published by UPA in 1986, is a collection of readings designed to help students clarify their understanding of the ongoing debate over the responsibilities of schools. Contents: Do the Public Schools Educate Children Beyond the Position They Must Occupy in Life? William T. Harris; The Democratic Conception in Education, John Dewey; Dare the School Build a New Social Order? George S. Counts; A Control of Education, Theodore Brameld; Technology and Community, Kenneth D. Benne; Significant Learning, Carl Rogers; Great Expectations and the Experience of Work, Seymour Sarason; The Motivation-Hygiene Theory, Frederick Harzberg; Three Theoretical Approaches to Work, Richard Lyons; Job and Work-Two Models for Society and Education, Arthur G. Wirth; Implementing Workplace Reforms in Schools, Norman Benson and Patricia Malone.
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The Purposes of Adult Education

This second edition updates and expands the first edition, especially in the areas of workplace learning and with respect to the fast-moving technologies that continue to affect the content and delivery of adult education as we move forward ...

Author: Bruce Spencer

Publisher: Thompson Educational Pub

ISBN: 1550771612

Category: Education

Page: 138

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The Purposes of Adult Education: A Short Introduction focuses on three key dimensions of adult education - education for the economy, education for social change, and education for diversity. It explores adult education's theoretical roots as well as the many ways in which it has been successfully practiced in Canada and elsewhere. It concludes with an overview of adult education for the twenty-first century, with special attention to the issues of distance education and computer-mediated communication. This second edition updates and expands the first edition, especially in the areas of workplace learning and with respect to the fast-moving technologies that continue to affect the content and delivery of adult education as we move forward in the twenty-first century. The Purposes of Adult Education: A Short Introduction is intended as a companion volume for use with other adult education texts, in particular Contexts of Adult Education: Canadian Perspectives (2006) and The Foundations of Adult Education in Canada (1998).
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Elementary Education

During the colonial era and the early history of education in the United States, the
purpose of education was to to enable children to read and study the teachings of
the Bible and become good Christian citizens. As the population of the United ...

Author: Deborah A. Harmon

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576079423

Category: Education

Page: 261

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A thorough overview of elementary education in the United States, spanning its history, foundations, curriculum models, technology, assessment, and special programs.
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Understanding Education

This short book provides an introduction to the study of education, outlining the dual purpose of education – to help people live well and to help develop a world worth living in.

Author: Stephen Kemmis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811064333

Category: Education

Page: 164

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This short book provides an introduction to the study of education, outlining the dual purpose of education – to help people live well and to help develop a world worth living in. It argues that education initiates people into forms of understanding, modes of activity, and ways of relating to each other and the world that not only help individuals to live good lives, but also help secure a culture based on reason, productive and sustainable economies and environments, and just and democratic societies. Subsequent chapters address the history of education in the West; explore how education reproduces the practices and forms of life in societies and groups, and also how it transforms them; and introduce the theory of practice architectures to explain what practices are composed of, and how they are enabled and constrained by local and more general conditions and circumstances. The book closes by showing how the theory of practice architectures unfolds to offer a theory of education – a theory that underpins the definition of education offered at the start of the book. Understanding Education is essential reading for anyone interested in the theory and practice of education.
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EUA Bologna Handbook

Making Bologna Work European University Association Eric Froment. Promoting
new approaches to learning The purposes of education 3 . personal
development ; 4 . the development and maintenance of a broad , advanced
knowledge base ...

Author: European University Association

Publisher: dr josef raabe verlags gmbh

ISBN: 381830209X

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Teaching for Purpose

This book highlights for educators the role that purpose plays in youth development and in motivating students to develop cognitive as well noncognitive skills that teachers are seeking to instill.--

Author: Heather Malin

Publisher:

ISBN: 1682532577

Category: Education

Page: 280

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This book highlights for educators the role that purpose plays in youth development and in motivating students to develop cognitive as well noncognitive skills that teachers are seeking to instill.--
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Primary Education in Ecuador s Chota Valley

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF PUBLIC EDUCATION? Why Do People Go To
School? Whereas the previous two chapters have detailed the failings of the
Escuela "Hernando Táquez," this chapter examines what it means to conclude
that a ...

Author: Kevin Lucas

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 1581121024

Category: Education

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In November 1998, the author arrived in Mascarilla, a small village in Ecuador's predominantly-black Chota Valley, to begin a six-month teaching assignment at the Escuela "Hernando Tquez" (the local primary school). Based both on his own observations and on the assessments offered by various former students, parents, community leaders, and Ecuadorean scholars, the author judges the educational performance of the Escuela "Hernando Tquez" to be grossly inadequate. Indeed, the various shortcomings attributed to the school (and documented as a case study in chapters three and four of this book) are so glaring that the author was led to question how such a dysfunctional school could be allowed to exist in a country where the government states that "to improve education is to improve the quality of life of Ecuador's people." Ultimately, the school's failure to provide quality education to its students forced the author to reconsider the true purpose of public education. Indeed, why does the state provide public education? It is generally assumed that the state builds and supports public schools because it believes in the potential of education to affect great changes in society. Specifically, most government officials contend that public school systems are designed with two primary goals: to contribute to the state's socio-economic development through the creation of "human capital," and to preserve and promote national unity and democratic values. Reflecting on the poor performance of the Escuela "Hernando Tquez," the author (in chapter five) asks whether there might be a hidden agenda regarding the state's role in public education. Perhaps the state's rhetoric regarding the potential socio-economic and political benefits of public education is used to obscure the public school system's true purpose. Perhaps the state (acting as the representative of society's dominant classes) provides public education in order to control oppressed groups, to ensure that they do not challenge the status quo. Perhaps the state provides public education solely in order to ensure the social reproduction of injustice and inequality. The final chapter considers the relationship between education and development, observing how the prevailing development-as-economic-development definition has often led to increased inequality and injustice. Proposing a new understanding of development based on humanist ideals, the author explores how public schools such as the Escuela "Hernando Tquez" could be transformed from the control mechanisms that they are, into the instruments of social justice that they could be.
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A Design for the Administration of Public Education

THE DESIRABLE ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE FOR THE REALIZATION OF
THE COMMONLY ACCEPTED PURPOSES OF EDUCATION The people of
California , together with their fellow citizens throughout the United States , have
great ...

Author: George Drayton Strayer

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN:

Category: School management and organization

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