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Teacher Education and the Pursuit of Wisdom


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List of Figures - Acknowledgments - Introduction: A Note to Instructors and Student-Teachers About How to Interact With This Book - Journaling, Self-Knowledge, and Education - Plato's Meno and Education - Plato's Apology and Education - Isocrates-The Father of Modern Education - Francis Bacon and Education - Rene Descartes and Education - John Locke and Education - Rousseau's Educational Ideas in the Emile - John Dewey, Inquiry, and Progressive Education - Maria Montessori and Seeing the Child in Education - Jean Piaget, Constructivism, and Seeing the Child in Education - Jacques Maritain and Education - An Aporetic Ending? Assessment and the Pursuit of Wisdom in Education - Appendix A: Assessment Tools - Appendix B: Experiments for Philosophical Askesis - Index.

About the Author

Sean Steel holds a PhD in education philosophy, as well as graduate degrees in both religious studies and political science. He has taught for twenty years at a variety of public schools, colleges, and universities. Steel has published numerous articles in the fields of religious studies, philosophy, political science, law, and, of course, education. His 2014 book is The Pursuit of Wisdom and Happiness in Education: Historical Sources and Contemplative Practices.


"Teacher Education and the Pursuit of Wisdom is a wonderful book to be read and an essential book to have for teachers of philosophy."
(Lee Trepanier,

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