Why do we need education
Why do we need education?
Should it train new workers or educate citizens of the future?
Are faith-based schools appropriate, and should patriotism be taught in schools?
All of these important issues and more are addressed by Harry Brighouse in this gripping and contentious book.
Theory of Harry Brighouse
He contends that children have four fundamental interests:
1.The capacity to decide for themselves which values to uphold.
2.The acquisition of the skills necessary for them to become economically independent as adults.
3. Exposure to a variety of experiences and activities that will enable them to thrive in their personal lives.
4. And the growth of a sense of justice.
Evaluates of Harry Brighouse
He evaluates the arguments for and against the contentious religious topics, and he criticises those who put the interests of the economy before those of children about religious schools and the instillation of patriotism.
Examples of current education
On Education uses current examples from Britain and North America as well as well-known educational philosophers like Aristotle and John Locke to make a compelling argument.
Anyone interested in the present and future of education should read it immediately.