What is Education?
Walter Feinberg, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
“This is some of the very best educational—or philosophical—writing I have read. Bearing the hallmarks of a modern classic, What Is Education? is a remarkable essay, sometimes personal, always scholarly, about Philip Jackson, about Jackson reading Dewey, about the nature of reading and interpretation, and about the __________________ as a cultural and truth-generating activity and as a personal quest. In the process, Jackson discusses different kinds of truth, from factual to conceptual to speculative, moral, and personal, and then uses this discussion to develop a vision for the renewal of education. Through his use of philosophy and pedagogy, and even in his innovative _______________ of poets such as Wallace Stevens, Jackson displays the qualities Dewey promoted, namely a truly engaged, _____________ mind.”
Inquiring, aims of education, interpretations
Robert O. McClintock, Teachers College, Columbia University
“What Is Education? is a personal _________________ by an educational thinker of stature about important _____________________ of education that teachers should think about to better ground their craft and to get full satisfaction from their work. Philip Jackson’s engaging style mixes selective forays into the work of Dewey, Tillich, Kant, and Hegel with a rich ________________of how teachers do, can, and should work with students in their classrooms. Rather than presenting education already rethought, Jackson’s book will stimulate and enable readers to rethink it for themselves—it has the potential to become a Strunk and White for the practicing teacher.”
Reflection, elements, understanding
“Anyone might think that it would be easy to answer the question ‘What is education?’ But Jackson believes the question is not empirical or definitional but __________________ ….Jackson ruminates on _______________ the preconditions for education, essence and existence, subject matter, and the pursuit of perfect, and argues that education is fundamentally a moral enterprise….thought provoking.”
Winston C. Thompson | Journal of the Philosophy of Education
“True to its claims, the project resists offering packaged and ___________________answers for quick consumption and incorporation, but instead chooses to highlight a path towards greater _______________in pursuit of a more perfect knowledge of education. The gem at the heart of this project is that Jackson’s attentive treatment of his subject transforms those readers who have anticipated ready resolution to the title’s query and precludes them from finding these stimulating results at all disappointing. Those of us who travel the trail of study suggested by Jackson’s work discover nourishing encouragement to take Dewey’s small question seriously, recognizing the deep and sophisticated value in committing ourselves to the task of grasping with our fellows at the great shape of_______________________.”
Conclusive, inquiry, education
Claire Williams, student reviewer | Times Higher Education
“What is Education? presents a fascinating exploration of ___________________ways of thinking about education, and it is arguably the reflective quality of the writing that makes the discussion so engaging. As a reader, it feels as if you are watching the author’s ________________unfold before you; the work that Philip Jackson shares spans more than 60 years, and the book is structured in a way that enables readers to keep pace with how his thinking has developed over this time relatively easily.”
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