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Barrow, Robin

Overview
Works: 67 works in 557 publications in 3 languages and 14,254 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, ed~, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Robin Barrow
An introduction to philosophy of education by Robin Barrow( Book )

70 editions published between 1975 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 2,172 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
Beyond liberal education : essays in honour of Paul H. Hirst by Robin Barrow( )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 1,727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays by philosophers and educationalists of international reputation, all published here for the first time, celebrates Paul Hirst's professional career. The introductory essay by Robin Barrow and Patricia White outlines Paul Hirst's career and maps the shifts in his thought about education, showing how his views on teacher education, the curriculum and educational aims are interrelated. Contributions from leading names in British and American philosophy of education cover themes ranging from the nature of good teaching to Wittgensteinian aesthetics. The collection conclud
A critical dictionary of educational concepts : an appraisal of selected ideas and issues in educational theory and practice by Robin Barrow( Book )

32 editions published between 1900 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plato, utilitarianism and education by Robin Barrow( Book )

20 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and held by 877 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
Plato by Robin Barrow( )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Plato was the first and most formidable thinker to recognise that education is a fiercely contested concept, and to point out what great social and personal issues are at stake in education. He articulated a compelling argument for a liberal arts education as something peculiarly befitting free and autonomous beings. He understood the centrality of education for human well-being and flourishing. And he was the first to set forth a systematic theory of education. In this text, Robin Barrow concisely and convincingly establishes the continuing relevance of Plato's views to debates on such issues as nature vs. nurture (or genetic inheritance vs. social background), philosophy vs. sophistry (or the pursuit of true understanding vs. the pursuit of reputation, or perhaps simply truth vs. politics and the media). Questions concerning the fair distribution of education, moral education, value judgments and human nature are explored along with themes more specifically associated with Plato's philosophy such as the Theory of Ideas. The whole is embedded in a clearly presented account of the historical background to Plato's thought."--
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 831 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
Injustice, inequality, and ethics : a philosophical introduction to moral problems by Robin Barrow( Book )

26 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plato and education by Robin Barrow( Book )

16 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giving teaching back to teachers : a critical introduction to curriculum theory by Robin Barrow( Book )

34 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophy of schooling by Robin Barrow( Book )

28 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utilitarianism : a contemporary statement by Robin Barrow( Book )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 381 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
Happiness and schooling by Robin Barrow( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moral philosophy for education by Robin Barrow( Book )

17 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 325 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
Language, intelligence, and thought by Robin Barrow( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 270 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
Common sense and the curriculum by Robin Barrow( Book )

8 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book addresses the question 'What should be taught in schools and why?'. The book begins by stressing the way in which such a question should be approached and goes on to offer a comprehensive and stringent critique of a variety of principles for the selection of curriculum content, with particularly important sections on deschooling and the hidden culture curriculum theory. The final chapter contains the positive curricular recommendations, with virtually every candidate for curriculum time examined and assessed in respect of its educational worth
Moral philosophy for education by Robin Barrow( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in English and Spanish and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Common sense and the curriculum by Robin Barrow( Book )

16 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book addresses the question 'What should be taught in schools and why?'. The book begins by stressing the way in which such a question should be approached and goes on to offer a comprehensive and stringent critique of a variety of principles for the selection of curriculum content, with particularly important sections on deschooling and the hidden culture curriculum theory. The final chapter contains the positive curricular recommendations, with virtually every candidate for curriculum time examined and assessed in respect of its educational worth
Greek and Roman education by Robin Barrow( Book )

27 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Athenian democracy by Robin Barrow( Book )

17 editions published between 1973 and 2001 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Beyond liberal education : essays in honour of Paul H. Hirst
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Beyond liberal education : essays in honour of Paul H. HirstA critical dictionary of educational concepts : an appraisal of selected ideas and issues in educational theory and practicePlato, utilitarianism and educationPlatoAn introduction to moral philosophy and moral educationGreek and Roman educationAthenian democracy
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 (419)

Spanish (2)

Polish (1)