Ethical Visions of Education

Philosophies in Practice

Edited by David T. Hansen
Developed by the Boston Research Center for the 21st Century (now the Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning, and Dialogue)
Published by Teachers College Press, 2007


This volume collects the ideas of some of the twentieth century's most dynamic and courageous educational philosophers, representing a diversity of cultural and historical perspectives. Core educational questions are examined in light of the tension that often exists between socio-political goals and the human potential of each child. The philosophies explored here embody educational ideas and possibilities that have had an enduring legacy, even though they once seemed inconceivable.

"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. 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 Rudolf Steiner, but also on less well-known, non-Western thinkers such as Tsunesaburo Makiguchi, Tao Xingzhi, and Rabindranath Tagore.... Despite the diversity of the authors' backgrounds, the chapters cohere very well [and] the writing is consistently clear and accessible. Ethical Visions of Education provides an informative introduction to educational philosophy for the beginning student, but it is also of interest to those already familiar with the authors included in the book."
-Grace Roosevelt, Teachers College Record

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