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Barrow, Robin

Overview
Works: 38 works in 301 publications in 3 languages and 8,658 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: LB880, 370.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robin Barrow
A critical dictionary of educational concepts : an appraisal of selected ideas and issues in educational theory and practice by Robin Barrow( Book )

29 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and Polish and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radical education : a critique of freeschooling and deschooling by Robin Barrow( Book )

16 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critique des conceptions d'éducation du mouvement progressiste, de Jean Jacques Rousseau à Paul Goodman et Ivan Illich, fondés sur la négation de valeur de la contrainte voire de la négation de l'école elle même en tant qu'institution "déformante
Plato, utilitarianism and education by Robin Barrow( Book )

24 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that Plato's views as expounded in the "Republic" indicate that he was a utilitarian. This book also argues that utilitarianism is the only acceptable ethical theory, and that these conclusions have significant repercussions for education
Injustice, inequality, and ethics : a philosophical introduction to moral problems by Robin Barrow( Book )

24 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to philosophy of education by Robin Barrow( Book )

11 editions published between 1975 and 2006 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the fourth edition of this textbook, the authors introduce students to the business of philosophizing, thereby inducting them into the art of reasoning and analysing key concepts in education." "This introductory text shows, first and foremost, the importance of philosophy in educational debate and as a background to any practical activity such as teaching. They draw on the latest research in genetics to argue that education is uniquely human and is essentially what develops us as humans. Resisting modern tendencies to equate knowledge with opinion, and value judgements with taste, this book leads the reader into the business of philosophizing and champions the cause of reason in education."--Jacket
Giving teaching back to teachers : a critical introduction to curriculum theory by Robin Barrow( Book )

29 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moral philosophy for education by Robin Barrow( Book )

29 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teachers and students are frequently confused as to the relevance of abstract philosophical theorising to the reality of the classroom and this book is distinctive for the attention it devotes to philosophy and its potential contribution to practical matters, and education in particular. The author is critical of many current views of the philosophy of education and argues the validity of philosophy as an integral part of education in its own right, against the creation of a 'new' branch of philosophy, the 'philosophy of education'. The book stresses that relativist ethical theories are no mor
The philosophy of schooling by Robin Barrow( Book )

27 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Happiness and schooling by Robin Barrow( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utilitarianism : a contemporary statement by Robin Barrow( Book )

20 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to moral philosophy and moral education by Robin Barrow( Book )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Most introductions to moral philosophy, in one way or another, delineate the field and introduce the reader to various moral theories and arguments. An Introduction to Moral Philosophy and Moral Education is different in that it eschews the traditional, historical approach and the use of names and schools of thought as organizing devices. Focusing on the ideas themselves, it keeps jargon to a minimum, and with a wealth of examples from drunkenness to torture, from cell-phones to tax evasion, this book brings philosophy and everyday reality firmly together." "This book seeks to present and argue for a moral theory which draws on most of the major theoretical positions to some degree, but it also spells out the limits and boundaries of such a theory. In doing so, it exposes a number of common confusions and misunderstandings about morality, and presents a strong argument for some indisputable truths in relation to the moral sphere." "While the book concentrates on argument and ideas, a commentary to each chapter provides historical context and contemporary reference points. It will prove an invaluable resource for students of both education and philosophy."--Jacket
Language, intelligence, and thought by Robin Barrow( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Language, Intelligence, and Thought, Robin Barrow decisively rejects the traditional assumption that intelligence is a 'given' capacity and contends instead that intelligence is developed by the enlargement of understanding." "Arguing that much educational research is driven by a concept of intelligence that has no obvious educational relevance, Dr Barrow suggests that this is partly due to a widespread lack of understanding about the nature and point of philosophical analysis, and partly due to a failure to face up to the value judgements that are necessarily involved in analysing a concept such as intelligence. If intelligence is to be of educational significance, it must be understood in terms that allow it to be educable and reflect our educational values. It thus becomes apparent in the course of this book that standard assumptions about, and approaches to, intelligence have little to tell us. Developing intelligence is a matter of developing understanding. This, in turn, is a matter of developing linguistic capacity and particularly the capacity to use the language of a number of traditional types of inquiry." "Written by a leading philosopher of education, this stimulating and controversial book offers a reasoned and extended argument in favour of an original view of philosophical analysis. It will be welcomed by students of education, philosophy and the philosophy of education alike as a rigorous and scholarly argument that firmly discards the traditional ideas about intelligence expressed in the educational literature."--Jacket
Academic ethics by Patrick Keeney( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding skills : thinking, feeling and caring by Robin Barrow( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education and the common good : essays in honor of Robin Barrow by John Gingell( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robin Barrow has been one of the leading philosophers of education for more than forty years. This book is a critical but appreciative examination of his work by some of the leading philosophers of education at work today, with responses from Professor Barrow. It will focus on his work on curriculum, the analytic tradition in philosophy, education and schooling, and his use of Greek philosophy to enrich current debates in the subject. This work will be of interest to all those who have been influenced by his contributions to educational and philosophical debate"
Introducción a la filosofía de la educación by R. G Woods( )

2 editions published in 1978 in Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy and education( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What use is educational research : a debate by Robin Barrow( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radical education (rle edu k): a critique of freeschooling and deschooling by Robin Barrow( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a comprehensive critique of the radical tradition in educational theory. It traces the development of the key ideas in radical literature from Rousseau to the present day. Two opening chapters set Rousseau's educational views and arguments in their political perspective, and subject them to an extended critical treatment. Subsequent chapters provide detailed analyses and examination of the ideas of A S Neill, Paul Goodman, Ivan Illich and Everett Reimer, Charles Weingartner and Neil Postman. Each author is treated separately but certain common themes and ideas are extracted and
 
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A critical dictionary of educational concepts : an appraisal of selected ideas and issues in educational theory and practice
Alternative Names
Barrow, R. 1944-

Barrow, R. S. 1944-

Barrow, R. S. C. 1944-

Barrow, R. St. C.

Barrow, R. St. C. 1944-

Barrow, R. St. C. (Robin St. Clair)

Barrow, Robin S. 1944-

Barrow, Robin Saint Clair

Barrow, Robin Saint Clair 1944-

Barrow Robin St. Clair

Barrow, Robin St. Clair 1944-

Saint Clair Barrow, Robin 1944-

St. Clair Barrow, Robin 1944-

바로우, 로빈 1944-

Languages
English (271)

Spanish (3)

Polish (1)

Covers
Plato, utilitarianism and educationAn introduction to philosophy of educationAn introduction to moral philosophy and moral education