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Wheels in the head : educational philosophies of authority, freedom, and culture from Socrates to human rights

Author: Joel H Spring
Publisher: Boston : McGraw-Hill College, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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In dedicating this volume to one-time Karl Marx colleague Max Stirner, Spring (State U. of New York College-New Paltz) appropriates his phrase "wheels in the head" referring to ideas that own the individual rather than vice versa. The author demonstrates the relevance of traditional philosophies on.
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Genre/Form: History
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Spring, Joel H.
Wheels in the head.
Boston : McGraw-Hill College, ©1999
(OCoLC)988750682
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joel H Spring
ISBN: 0070144230 9780070144231
OCLC Number: 39108761
Description: x, 178 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Education and the authoritarian state. Plato: Education and the republic. Anton Makarenko: Education and the modern authoritarian state --
2. Educational problems in a democratic state. Amy Gutmann: nonrepression and nondiscrimination. John Dewey: Educating democratic citizens. Henry Giroux: Critical pedagogy --
3. Traditions of dissent to government education. Robert Molesworth and Cato's letters: Freedom, obedience, and science. William Godwin: Learning to love unjust laws. Max Stirner: Wheels in the head --
4. Free Schools. Emma Goldman and Francisco Ferrer: Rational and radical education. Leo Tolstoy: A little bit of God in all of us. The modern school at Stelton. A.S. Neill and Wilhelm Reich: Free schools and free sex. 5. Free space and no schools. Paul Goodman: Decentralization and free playgrounds. Ivan Illich: DeSchooling society. White Lion Street Free Schools --
6. Cultural unity and cultural literacy. The problem of culture in a global economy. Allan Bloom: The closing of the American mind. E.D. Hirsch Jr.: Cultural literacy --
7. National or world cultures? Power and culture. Power, culture, and educational options. Afrocentricity --
8. Classical liberalism and the politics of gender. John Locke: protecting property and controlling women. Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Nature is good. 9. Reason and motherhood. Mary Wollstonecraft: Reason and vanity. Johann Pestalozzi: Mother love. Carol Gilligan: Let's have a little reason. Camille Paglia: A little sadism in us all --
10. Pedagogy of the oppressed. Paulo Freire: Passion and consciousness. Consciousness and social change. The pedagogy of love --
11. An education in human rights. The right to an education in human rights. Human rights. Universal human rights. The right to an education as a primary right. Primary and secondary human rights. Human rights, religion, and cultural differences. Human rights and moral duties: a wheel in the head.
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