Authority and the Teacher by William H. Kitchen

By William H. Kitchen

Authority and the Teacher seeks to overturn the proposal that authority is a restrictive strength inside schooling, serving simply to stifle creativity and drown out the voice of the coed. William H. Kitchen argues that any schooling should have, as one in all its cornerstones, an element which inspires the fullest improvement of information, which serves because the nice academic emancipator. during this model of knowledge-driven schooling, the teacher's authority could be absolute, in order to make sure that the instructor has the scope to disencumber their scholars. The student, within the avoidance of lack of awareness, can hence include what's rightfully theirs; the inheritance of highbrow riches handed down via time.

By invoking the paintings of 3 significant philosophers – Polanyi, Oakeshott and Wittgenstein – in addition to contributions from different key thinkers on authority, this e-book underpins past claims for the necessity for authority in schooling with the philosophical clout essential to ascertain those arguments permeate sleek mainstream academic thinking.

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