International Handbook of Philosophy of Education

  • Paul Smeyers

Part of the Springer International Handbooks of Education book series (SIHE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xl
  2. Voices from the Present and the Past-Contributing Editor: Nuraan Davids

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Tyson E. Lewis
      Pages 29-38
    3. Wouter Pols, Joop Berding
      Pages 39-48
    4. Renato Huarte Cuéllar
      Pages 49-58
    5. Nadine Rose, Norbert Ricken
      Pages 59-79
    6. Amanda Fulford
      Pages 81-90
    7. Charlene Tan
      Pages 91-101
    8. Olaf Sanders
      Pages 103-114
    9. Naoko Saito
      Pages 135-145
    10. Maarten Simons
      Pages 163-173
    11. SunInn Yun
      Pages 211-224
    12. Herner Saeverot
      Pages 243-257
    13. Ann Chinnery
      Pages 259-268
    14. Gabriele Weiss
      Pages 269-281
    15. Sarah J. DesRoches, Claudia W. Ruitenberg
      Pages 283-294
    16. Susan Verducci
      Pages 305-312
    17. Lynne Wolbert
      Pages 313-323
    18. Kevin Williams, Pádraig Hogan
      Pages 325-335
    19. Jörg Ruhloff
      Pages 349-360
    20. Charles Bingham
      Pages 373-384
    21. Brian Coyne, Rob Reich
      Pages 385-394
    22. Kerstin Jergus
      Pages 395-406
    23. Katariina Holma
      Pages 407-416
    24. Hanno Su
      Pages 429-441
    25. Richard Smith
      Pages 443-455
    26. Ralf Mayer, Sabrina Schenk
      Pages 457-469
  3. Schools of Thought-Contributing Editors: Christiane Thompson and Joris Vlieghe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 471-471
    2. Christiane Thompson, Joris Vlieghe
      Pages 473-477
    3. Christiane Thompson
      Pages 531-547
    4. Valerie Scatamburlo-D’Annibale, Brian A. Brown, Peter McLaren
      Pages 549-567
    5. Carsten Bünger, Ralf Mayer
      Pages 569-590
    6. Malte Brinkmann, Norm Friesen
      Pages 591-608
    7. Stefano Oliverio
      Pages 609-627

About this book


This handbook presents a comprehensive introduction to the core areas of philosophy of education combined with an up-to-date selection of the central themes. It includes 95 newly commissioned articles that focus on and advance key arguments; each essay incorporates essential background material serving to clarify the history and logic of the relevant topic, examining the status quo of the discipline with respect to the topic, and discussing the possible futures of the field. The book provides a state-of-the-art overview of philosophy of education, covering a range of topics: Voices from the present and the past deals with 36 major figures that philosophers of education rely on; Schools of thought addresses 14 stances including Eastern, Indigenous, and African philosophies of education as well as religiously inspired philosophies of education such as Jewish and Islamic; Revisiting enduring educational debates scrutinizes 25 issues heavily debated in the past and the present, for example care and justice, democracy, and the curriculum; New areas and developments addresses 17 emerging issues that have garnered considerable attention like neuroscience, videogames, and radicalization. The collection is relevant for lecturers teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in philosophy of education as well as for colleagues in teacher training. Moreover, it helps junior researchers in philosophy of education to situate the problems they are addressing within the wider field of philosophy of education and offers a valuable update for experienced scholars dealing with issues in the sub-discipline. Combined with different conceptions of the purpose of philosophy, it discusses various aspects, using diverse perspectives to do so. 

Contributing Editors:
Section 1: Voices from the Present and the Past: Nuraan Davids
Section 2: Schools of Thought: Christiane Thompson and Joris Vlieghe
Section 3: Revisiting Enduring Debates: Ann Chinnery, Naomi Hodgson, and Viktor Johansson
Section 4: New Areas and Developments: Kai Horsthemke, Dirk Willem Postma, and Claudia Ruitenberg


indigenous philosophy of education Islamic philosophy of education Jewish philosophy of education citizenship and democracy creationism and intelligent design liberalism and non-liberalism performativity and education posthumanist perspectives schools of thought in philosophy of education critical theory bildung Eastern philosophies of education African philosophy gender in philosophy of education philosophy of curriculum educational equality philosophy for children new areas in philosophy of education education and radicalisation digital technology and philosophy of education

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul Smeyers
    • 1
  1. 1.Psychology and Educational SciencesGhent University and KU LeuvenGhentBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-72759-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-72761-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-1951
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-196X
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