Philosophers of education seek to contribute to the ethos of how people conceive and talk about education. They endeavor to show how this talk is bound up with notions of justice, of goodness, and of beauty. In an era of ‘alternative facts’ and unprincipled assaults on reasoned communication, their task has become all the more important. This February, join David Hansen at Teachers College as he lectures on the why the call to teach matters. In anticipation of this event, we’ve shared an excerpt of his edited volume, Ethical Visions of Education which focuses on John Dewey and his views on the philosophy of education.
For this year’s University Press Week, we’re looking at academic freedoms and censorship in higher education. In the North, there was a emphasis on anti communist sentiment and its effect on Northern schools during the 1930’s and 1950’s. To the white South, integrationists and communists represented a threat to white nationalism, and was a main focus to boards and trustees.