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Barrow, Robin

Overview
Works: 42 works in 303 publications in 2 languages and 8,629 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 )

31 editions published between 1900 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plato, utilitarianism and education by Robin Barrow( Book )

18 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and held by 869 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 844 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 )

15 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 830 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 )

24 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

30 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and held by 631 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 574 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
The philosophy of schooling by Robin Barrow( Book )

26 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and held by 460 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 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 380 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 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moral philosophy for education by Robin Barrow( Book )

14 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 297 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 )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 273 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 171 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 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sparta by Robin Barrow( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 100 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"--
Moral philosophy for education by Robin Barrow( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plato and education by Robin Barrow( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plato and education (rle edu k) by Robin Barrow( )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This introduction to Plato's philosophical and educational thought examines Plato's views and relates them to issues and questions that occupy philosophers of education. Robin Barrow stresses the relevance of Plato today, while introducing the student both to Plato's philosophy and to contemporary educational debate. In the first part of the book the author examines Plato's historical background and summarizes the Republic. Successive chapters are concerned with the critical discussion of specific educational issues. He deals with questions relating to the impartial distribution of education
 
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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, R. St. C. (Robin St. Clair), 1944-

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 (267)

Polish (1)

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