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Fifty Modern Thinkers on Education: From Piaget to the Present Day (Routledge Key Guides) [Hardcover]

Liora Bresler , David Cooper , Joy Palmer
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27 Sep 2001 041522408X 978-0415224086
Fifty Modern Thinkers on Education looks at fifty of the twentieth century's most significant contributors to the debate on education. Among those included are:
* Pierre Bourdieu
* Elliot Eisner
* Hans J. Eysenck
* Michel Focault
* Henry Giroux
* Jurgen Habermas
* Susan Isaacs
* A.S. Neill
* Herbert Read
* Simone Weill.
Together with Fifty Major Thinkers on Education
this book provides a unique history of educational thinking. Each essay gives key biographical information, an outline of the individual's principal achievements and activities, an assessment of his or her impact and influence and a list of their major writings and suggested further reading.

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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge (27 Sep 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 041522408X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415224086
  • Product Dimensions: 2.3 x 13.9 x 21.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,662,116 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This volume is ambitious in scope, tightly written, and a good introduction to the thinkers represented. Recommended for graduate, research, and professional collections in education.."
-"Choice, May, 2002

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Joy A. Palmer is Professor of Education and Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Durham. She is Vice President of the National Association for Environmental Education, and a member of the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication.

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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not always who you would expect 11 July 2002
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This is a very readable book - it isn't just modern educational thinkers like Vygotsky and Piaget, but you also find out what Heidegger, Wittgenstein, Foucault and Habermas thought about education. For some reason they aren't in alphabetical order, which makes it slightly awkward to find who you want, but otherwise a great book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great for students 22 Sep 2012
By sarah
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this book provides great insight to any student but in manageable chunks so you can dip in and out and get the information you need for each essay :D
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By Brett
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Not very contempory, most of the theorists I haven't heard of and people like Knud Illeris, Mezirow and Claxton do not get a say, mainly for the US market as most of the theorist are from the US, bit dissapointed...
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