Glaucon: An Inquiry Into the Aims of Education - M. V. C. [Montagu Vaughan Castelman] JeffreysSir Isaac Pitman & Sons, 1963, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavier tanning to the spine. Price Clipped.
6th (revised) printing. [First Published: 1950]
From the cover: “IN these days of rapid advance in educational research, we are in danger of paying more attention to the means than to the ends of education. This book is an attempt to examine and restate the aims of education in terms of our contemporary world. The keynote of the book is the value of human personality, and the essential purpose of education is found to be the nurture of personal growth in its relation to freedom and community. This purpose gains greater urgency from a consideration of the many directions from which personal values are threatened in the modern world.
The treatment of the whole subject is new and experimental. The book is in two parts, the second of which assumes Christian belief while the first does not. Part I examines the nature and purpose of education in modern society without going beyond the assumptions of secular thinking. The aim of Part II is to show how far a Christian philosophy completes and justifies the intimations of the earlier inquiry.
Although the book is primarily intended for professional students of education, care has been taken to avoid language that might not be intelligible to the general reader.”