The Hazard Called Education by Joseph Agassi

The Hazard Called Education by Joseph Agassi

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Joseph Agassi is known primarily among fellow academics as an exemplary historian and philosopher of science; an ardent critic and disciple of Karl Popper; a critical admirer of the work of Michael Polanyi; and a Socratic fly with the a€œsting of a beea€ for all those who wear the intellectual fashions of the day. To most of Agassia€™s students he is known primarily as an exemplary model of the Socratic teacher. The question of most urgency for educators today who care about the intellectual development of students is: How do we make ready our educational institutions for more Socratic teachers? The philosophical or theoretical question is: Why do we want Socratic teachers? In outline, of the many of Agassia€™s educational essays selected for this book, Agassi answers those questions: authoritarianism (or anti-democracy) blocks the democratic reform of educational institutions where Socratic teachers and students could find a safe haven; and, Socratic teaching is the main anti-dote to authoritarianism. The removal of authoritarianism from education also removes the hazard that education has become to students; to their happiness, creativity, and dignity as autonomous individuals.Essays, Reviews, and Dialogues on Education from Forty-Five Years Ronald Swartz, Sheldon Richmond. imposition of the ... I conclude this with reference to two thinkers whom I admire, Albert Einstein and Janusz Korczak. Einstein said, theanbsp;...

Title:The Hazard Called Education by Joseph Agassi
Author: Ronald Swartz, Sheldon Richmond
Publisher:Springer - 2014-07-11

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