This book for the first time brings together Professor PringGAaA-s thoughts on the philosophy of education and is his first global treatment of the subject. His writings reflect a consistency of thought about educational theory and educational aimsGAaoand the consequence of both for the nature and practice of educational research. Professor Pring draws together the different themes, providing a distinctively philosophical perspective on educational theory and practice. This perspective challenges many of the ideas, which underpin government policy, impoverish educational practice and weaken educational research in a way unacknowledged even by the researchGAaA-s most ardent critics.
'15 important lectures and journal articles that represent Pring's long, distinguished, and provocative career...Pring's work is fascinating. His philosophical training has led him to a precision of language and thought which is delightful to observe...The style of his writing reflects the best of the British humanist tradition. It is clear, straightforward...full of illustrations...I commend to readers this fine work on teaching, a volume worthy of whatever effort necessary to get it within your purview.' Erik M. Heen, Teaching Theology and Religion, Jan 2007--Sanford Lakoff "Teaching Theology and Religion "