This book focuses on moral and political education and critically engages with educational issues from a philosophical perspective. It engages with questions of moral education as well as questions about citizenship education, to address apprehensions on learning in a liberal democracy while parallelly invoking issues from within the curriculum, the school environment and teacher-student relationship.

With contributions from renowned philosophers and educationists, this volume discusses themes like civic education and liberal democracy; toleration and freedom; Tagore’s conception of the moral and political self; key issues in moral education; cosmopolitanism, compassion, care ethics and moral purpose of schooling; to revisit and rethink some foundational questions related to education, curriculum and pedagogy.

This volume will be essential reading for educationists and educators and will be important for scholars and researchers of philosophy of education, education, teacher education and school education.

chapter |8 pages


part I|41 pages

Democratic theory, and education in a democracy

part II|75 pages

Purposes of moral and political education

chapter 5|19 pages

Caring pedagogies

Beyond critique

chapter 6|10 pages

Beyond nationalism

Rabindranath Tagore's university and the politics of the self

chapter 7|11 pages

Moral education, development of the self and role of nature

An enquiry into Tagore's philosophy of education

chapter 8|14 pages

The moral purpose of schooling in England during a changing context

Promoting human capability and development

part III|54 pages

Teaching-learning and the environment in a school

chapter 9|12 pages

Structural violence in a school setting

A philosophical discussion on conflict resolution

chapter 10|12 pages

Teaching tolerance and political judgement

Bearing on higher education

chapter 11|17 pages

Questions and performatives 1

Communities of enquiry as conventional contexts