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Integral education and Pring’s liberal vocationalism

Suissa, J; (2015) Integral education and Pring’s liberal vocationalism. In: Education, Ethics and Experience: Essays in Honour of Richard Pring. (pp. 23-35). Routledge: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

A central strand in Richard Pring's philosophical work has the rejection of the 'false dualism' between the liberal and the vocational. In examining dualism, Pring's work has oriented just to the world of academic philosophy of education, but to the world of educational policy and practice, particularly in relation to shifts and innovations in the area of vocational education and training. The idea of integral education was a central feature of the writings of leading nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century anarchist thinkers, and the educational experiments associated with the anarchist tradition. The anarchist ideal of integral education for all was an ideal of a 'respect for labour, reason, equality and freedom' intended just to articulate a philosophy of education that reflects a conception of the person, but to challenge a political and economic reality in which a whole class of children were excluded from academic education and condemned to a life of labour under conditions that threatened individual freedom and dignity.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Integral education and Pring’s liberal vocationalism
ISBN-13: 9781138860414
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.4324/9781315716466
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315716466
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher's terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Education, Practice and Society
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1473496
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