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Fifty Modern Thinkers on Education

From Piaget to the Present Day (Routledge Key Guides)

By Liora Bresler (Edited by), Joy Palmer (Edited by), David E. Cooper (Edited by)

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Format: Paperback, 320 pages
Other Information: black & white illustrations
Published In: United Kingdom, 27 September 2001
"Fifty Contemporary Thinkers on Education" picks up the intellectual history of educational thought where "Fifty Major Thinkers on Education" leaves off and looks at fifty of the twentieth century's most significant contributors to the debate on education. Among those included are:
Hans J. Eysenck Jean Piaget Pierre Bourdieu Maria Montessori Bertrand Russell Ivan Illich Gandhi Elliot Eisner Susan Isaacs Henry Giroux Together with "Fifty Major Thinkers on Education, " this book provides a unique history of educational thinking. Each essay gives key biographical information, an outline of the individual's principal achievements and activities, an assessment of his or her impact and influence and a list of their major writings and suggested further reading.

Table of Contents

Alphabetical list of contents, Notes on contributors, Preface, A S Neill, Susan Isaacs, Harold Rugg, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Martin Heidegger, Herbert Edward Read, Lev Semyonovich Vygotsky, Jean Piaget, Michael Oakeshott, Carl Rogers, Ralph Winifred Tyler, Burrhus Frederic Skinner, Harry Broudy, Simone Weil, Joseph J Schwab, Clark Kerr, Benjamin S Bloom, Jerome S Bruner, Torsten Husen, Lee J Cronbach, Donald Thomas Campbell, Maxine Greene, R S Peters, John I Goodlad, Paulo Freire, Seymour B Saranson, Israel Scheffler, Jean-Francois Lyotard, Lawrence A Cremin, Basil Bernstein, Michel Foucault, Margaret Donaldson, Ivan Illich, Lawrence Kohlberg, Paul H Hirst, Philip Wesley Jackson, Jane Roland Martin, Nel Noddings, Jurgen Habermas, Carl Bereiter, Pierre Bourdieu, Neil Postman, Theodore R Sizer, Elliot Eisner, John White, Lee S Shulman, Michael W Apple. Howard Gardner, Henry Giroux, Linda Darling-Hammond

About the Author

Joy A. Palmer is Professor of Education and Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Durham. She is Vice President of the National Association for Environmental Education, and a member of the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication.


This volume is ambitious in scope, tightly written, and a good introduction to the thinkers represented. Recommended for graduate, research, and professional collections in education..

EAN: 9780415224093
ISBN: 0415224098
Publisher: Routledge
Dimensions: 21.69 x 13.92 x 2.39 centimetres (0.45 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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