Education

Click here for notes on John Macmurray on education for the 2013 conference.

Developing Emotional literacy in Schools by Jane Adams (p4 on this pdf file) Macmurray is often quoted in recent writings on emotional literacy. The reference in this book is typical.

John Macmurray, Spirituality, Community and Real Schools Paper by Julian Stern, Hull University. (abstract only – full article available by subscription)

Naming the New Totalitarianism An examination of leadership, personalisation and high performance schooling by Michael Fielding (abbreviated version of an article first published in School Leadership and Management , Vol. 26, No. 4, September 2006)
Here, Michael Fielding “[draws on] John Macmurray, arguably the greatest currently neglected 20th century philosopher of the English speaking world whose radical reappraisal of philosophy remains an inspiration and a resource for those of us who regard agency, identity and community as the defining philosophical and practical problems of our epoch.” to provide a philosphical basis for ‘personalsed learning’ and apply this to an anlaysis of how schools are organised and how this can be detrimental to learning.

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