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Product Description: Young people learn most readily when their imaginations are engaged and teachers teach most successfully when they are able to see their subject matter from their pupils' point of view. It is, however, difficult to define imagination in practice and even more difficult to make full use of its potential...read more

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9781138141445 | Routledge, April 14, 2016, cover price $165.00 | About this edition: Young people learn most readily when their imaginations are engaged and teachers teach most successfully when they are able to see their subject matter from their pupils' point of view.

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9780415080057 | Routledge, May 21, 1992, cover price $61.95 | About this edition: In this stimulating book, Kieran Egan discusses what imagination really means for children, providing sample lesson plans to show teachers how to encourage effective learning through stimulating pupils' imagination.

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Product Description: In this new and practical contribution to the importance of imagination in learning, Kieran Egan and his colleagues demonstrate how individual contributions to a coherent large-scale project can produce enormous results of great educational value...read more

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9780807755846 | Teachers College Pr, August 20, 2014, cover price $78.00 | About this edition: In this new and practical contribution to the importance of imagination in learning, Kieran Egan and his colleagues demonstrate how individual contributions to a coherent large-scale project can produce enormous results of great educational value.

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9780807755839 | Teachers College Pr, August 20, 2014, cover price $36.95 | About this edition: In this new and practical contribution to the importance of imagination in learning, Kieran Egan and his colleagues demonstrate how individual contributions to a coherent large-scale project can produce enormous results of great educational value.

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Product Description: This is a philosophical treatment of the conceptual and normative aspects of topics which are currently a matter of policy debate in education. The authors have focussed on such concepts as liberty, autonomy, equality and pluralism, and have provided a philosophical commentary which relates these concepts both to a background of philosophical literature, and to the institutional contexts and policy debates in which they function...read more
By Kieran Egan (editor)

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9780415564151 | 1 edition (Routledge, February 3, 2010), cover price $155.00 | About this edition: This is a philosophical treatment of the conceptual and normative aspects of topics which are currently a matter of policy debate in education.

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9780415647571 | Routledge, July 11, 2012, cover price $54.95 | About this edition: This is a philosophical treatment of the conceptual and normative aspects of topics which are currently a matter of policy debate in education.

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Product Description: This book describes four ‘layers’ or stages of education – Mythic, Romantic, Philosophic and Ironic and shows how children at each stage most effectively learn, and how they can be helped towards educational maturity. While drawing on a wide range of philosophical and psychological literature, this new theory is primarily constructed from close observation of children in their common and intense imaginative engagements, and in everyday educational practice...read more

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9780415669528 | Routledge, December 8, 2011, cover price $140.00 | About this edition: This book describes four ‘layers’ or stages of education – Mythic, Romantic, Philosophic and Ironic and shows how children at each stage most effectively learn, and how they can be helped towards educational maturity.

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9780415753319 | Routledge, April 10, 2014, cover price $54.95 | About this edition: This book describes four ‘layers’ or stages of education – Mythic, Romantic, Philosophic and Ironic and shows how children at each stage most effectively learn, and how they can be helped towards educational maturity.
9780091640811 | Hutchinson Educational, June 1, 1986, cover price $5.95 | also contains The Saturated World: Aesthetic Meaning, Intimate Objects, Women's Lives, 1890-1940 | About this edition: This book describes four ‘layers’ or stages of education – Mythic, Romantic, Philosophic and Ironic and shows how children at each stage most effectively learn, and how they can be helped towards educational maturity.

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Product Description: Beginning with descriptions of the ways in which children make sense of their experience and the world, such as fantasy, stories and games, Egan constructs his argument that constituting this foundational layer are sets of cultural sense-making capacities, reflected in oral cultures throughout the world...read more

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9780415672436 | Reprint edition (Routledge, December 8, 2011), cover price $170.00 | About this edition: Beginning with descriptions of the ways in which children make sense of their experience and the world, such as fantasy, stories and games, Egan constructs his argument that constituting this foundational layer are sets of cultural sense-making capacities, reflected in oral cultures throughout the world.

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9781138008458 | Reprint edition (Routledge, July 3, 2014), cover price $54.95 | About this edition: Beginning with descriptions of the ways in which children make sense of their experience and the world, such as fantasy, stories and games, Egan constructs his argument that constituting this foundational layer are sets of cultural sense-making capacities, reflected in oral cultures throughout the world.
9780415903394 | Reprint edition (Routledge, April 1, 1991), cover price $20.99 | About this edition: In this book, now available in paperback, Kieran Egan has taken a new approach to early childhood teaching from which he has formulated a theory of education.

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Product Description: Psychology of education has long held a place in the curriculum for training teachers but what implications can psychological theory legitimately have for educational practice? In this book the author makes a direct attack on the current role of psychology in education, showing important differences between psychologists’ and educators’ interests in topics such as learning, motivation and development, and questioning the validity of many of Piaget’s most fundamental ideas...read more

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9780415678551, titled "Education and Psychology: Plato, Piaget and Scientific Psychology" | Routledge, December 8, 2011, cover price $155.00

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9780415750585, titled "Education and Psychology: Plato, Piaget and Scientific Psychology" | Routledge, February 14, 2014, cover price $54.95 | About this edition: Psychology of education has long held a place in the curriculum for training teachers but what implications can psychological theory legitimately have for educational practice?
9780807727171 | Teachers College Pr, July 1, 1983, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Book by Egan, Kieran

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The curse of Matthew Maule descends on seven generations of the inhabitants of an old New England house

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9780192826787, titled "The House of the Seven Gables" | Oxford Univ Pr, January 16, 1992, cover price $6.95 | also contains The House of the Seven Gables | About this edition: The curse of Matthew Maule descends on seven generations of the inhabitants of an old New England house

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Product Description: This engaging book presents a frontal attack on current forms of schooling and a radical rethinking of the whole education process. Kieran Egan, a prize-winning scholar and innovative thinker, does not rail against teachers, administrators, or politicians for the failures of the school...read more

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9780300110463 | Yale Univ Pr, September 23, 2008, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: This engaging book presents a frontal attack on current forms of schooling and a radical rethinking of the whole education process.

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9780300164596 | Yale Univ Pr, March 9, 2010, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: This engaging book presents a frontal attack on current forms of schooling and a radical rethinking of the whole education process.

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Product Description: This book offers a detailed examination of imagination in learning. Teachers working with the ideas of Imaginative Education in their classrooms provide examples that cover multiple curricular areas and span elementary through secondary school contexts...read more
By Kieran Egan (introduced by) and Gillian Judson (editor)

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9789087903763 | Sense Pubns, February 28, 2008, cover price $54.00 | About this edition: This book offers a detailed examination of imagination in learning.

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Product Description: Everyone knows that educational success is much more likely when students’ imaginations and emotions are caught up in learning. While we have a rich educational literature about holding students’ interest, we do not have very much sustained work on what the imagination is, how it works in learning, or how it may be inspired in the classroom...read more
By Kieran Egan (editor), Stout (editor) and Keiichi Takaya (editor)

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9780807747827 | Teachers College Pr, May 28, 2007, cover price $56.00 | About this edition: Everyone knows that educational success is much more likely when students' imaginations and emotions are caught up in learning.

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9780807747810 | Teachers College Pr, May 30, 2007, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Everyone knows that educational success is much more likely when students’ imaginations and emotions are caught up in learning.

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Product Description: In this book, award-winning educator Kieran Egan shows how we can transform the experience of K-12 students and help them become more knowledgeable and more creative in their thinking. At the core of this transformative process is imagination which can become the heart of effective learning if it is tied to education's central tasks...read more

Hardcover:

9780787996178 | Pck edition (Jossey-Bass Inc Pub, October 20, 2006), cover price $71.00 | About this edition: In this book, award-winning educator Kieran Egan shows how we can transform the experience of K-12 students and help them become more knowledgeable and more creative in their thinking.

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Product Description: This unique approach to teaching core literacy skills offers step-by-step planning frameworks and an appendix of activity ideas to show teachers how to engage students in the process.

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9781412927871 | Corwin Pr, April 5, 2006, cover price $72.95 | About this edition: This unique approach to teaching core literacy skills offers step-by-step planning frameworks and an appendix of activity ideas to show teachers how to engage students in the process.

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9781412927888 | Corwin Pr, April 5, 2006, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: This unique approach to teaching core literacy skills offers step-by-step planning frameworks and an appendix of activity ideas to show teachers how to engage students in the process.

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Product Description: In this book, award-winning educator Kieran Egan shows how we can transform the experience of K-12 students and help them become more knowledgeable and more creative in their thinking. At the core of this transformative process is imagination which can become the heart of effective learning if it is tied to education's central tasks...read more

Hardcover:

9780787971571 | Jossey-Bass Inc Pub, February 1, 2005, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: In this book, award-winning educator Kieran Egan shows how we can transform the experience of K-12 students and help them become more knowledgeable and more creative in their thinking.

Paperback:

9780470928486 | 1 edition (Jossey-Bass Inc Pub, February 4, 2005), cover price $29.00 | About this edition: In this book, award-winning educator Kieran Egan shows how we can transform the experience of K-12 students and help them become more knowledgeable and more creative in their thinking.

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Product Description: The ideas upon which public education was founded in the last half of the nineteenth century were wrong. And despite their continued dominance in educational thinking for a century and a half, these ideas are no more right today. So argues one of the most original and highly regarded educational theorists of our time in Getting It Wrong from the Beginning...read more

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9780300105100 | Yale Univ Pr, August 1, 2004, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: The ideas upon which public education was founded in the last half of the nineteenth century were wrong.

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Product Description: The ideas upon which public education was founded in the last half of the 19th century were wrong. Despite their continued dominance in educational thinking for a century and a half, these ideas are no more right today. So argues Kieran Egan, an educational theorist, in this study...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

Hardcover:

9780300094336 | Yale Univ Pr, August 1, 2002, cover price $32.00 | About this edition: The ideas upon which public education was founded in the last half of the 19th century were wrong.

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9780618118502 | Houghton Mifflin, December 1, 2000, cover price $24.00

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Inspired by a friend's balcony garden in Japan, the author, an avid if amateur gardener, returns to America and begins to build his own Japanese-style garden. (view table of contents)

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9780618063789 | Houghton Mifflin, November 1, 2000, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Inspired by a friend's balcony garden in Japan, the author, an avid if amateur gardener, returns to America and begins to build his own Japanese-style garden despite his inexperience and conflicts with Zen principles.

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Product Description: In these essays, the author questions the concept of children as concrete thinkers and recommends discarding social studies from the curriculum. Arguing that most empirical research in education is fruitless because of a particular conceptual confusion, he aims to show how presuppositions commonly prevent people from thinking effectively about educational issues...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780807738085 | Teachers College Pr, February 1, 1999, cover price $48.00 | About this edition: In these essays, the author questions the concept of children as concrete thinkers and recommends discarding social studies from the curriculum.

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Product Description: In these essays, the author questions the concept of children as "concrete thinkers" and recommends discarding social studies from the curriculum. Arguing that most empirical research in education is fruitless because of a particular conceptual confusion, he aims to show how presuppositions commonly prevent people from thinking effectively about educational issues...read more

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9780807738078 | Teachers College Pr, February 1, 1999, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: In these essays, the author questions the concept of children as "concrete thinkers" and recommends discarding social studies from the curriculum.

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Product Description: The Educated Mind offers a bold and revitalizing new vision for today's uncertain educational system. Kieran Egan reconceives education, taking into account how we learn. He proposes the use of particular "intellectual tools"—such as language or literacy—that shape how we make sense of the world...read more

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9780226190365 | Univ of Chicago Pr, April 1, 1997, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: The Educated Mind offers a bold and revitalizing new vision for today's uncertain educational system.

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9780226190396 | Univ of Chicago Pr, December 1, 1998, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: The Educated Mind offers a bold and revitalizing new vision for today's uncertain educational system.

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Product Description: McEwan and Egan take stock of the turn to narrative in educational research and practice and explore some of the directions that his turn has taken. For this text, they have assembled contributions which survey the topics from various perspectives. (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Kieran Egan (editor) and Hunter McEwan

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9780807733998 | Teachers College Pr, January 1, 1995, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: McEwan and Egan take stock of the turn to narrative in educational research and practice and explore some of the directions that his turn has taken.

Product Description: It is widely believed that a child's imagination ought to bestimulated and developed in education. Yet, few teachersunderstand what imagination is or how it lends itself topractical methods and techniques that can be used easily inclassroom instruction...read more

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9780226190334 | Univ of Chicago Pr, October 1, 1992, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: It is widely believed that a child's imagination ought to bestimulated and developed in education.

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9780226190358 | Univ of Chicago Pr, June 15, 1992, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: It is widely believed that a child's imagination ought to bestimulated and developed in education.

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Product Description: Moving away from accepted notions of educational theory and practice, Kieran Egan proposes a radical new way to look at education. Working from a perspective first presented in his book, Primary Understanding, Egan describes his view of the education process as a sequence of progressively more sophisticated layers of understanding...read more

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9780415903486 | Routledge, January 1, 1991, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Moving away from accepted notions of educational theory and practice, Kieran Egan proposes a radical new way to look at education.

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Product Description: "I am very impressed by the practicality of [Egan's] introduction of the use of story-forms in curriculum for young children. His model is fascinating, and its various possibilities in a range of fields makes it worth a good look by many kinds of teachers...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

Hardcover:

9780226190310 | Univ of Chicago Pr, January 23, 1989, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: "I am very impressed by the practicality of [Egan's] introduction of the use of story-forms in curriculum for young children.

Paperback:

9780226190327 | Univ of Chicago Pr, March 15, 1989, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: "I am very impressed by the practicality of [Egan's] introduction of the use of story-forms in curriculum for young children.

Product Description: Has the education of young children become too "rationalized"? In this book, Kieran Egan responds to this idea by taking a new approach to early childhood teaching and creates a new theory of education in general.

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9780415900034 | Routledge Kegan & Paul, November 1, 1988, cover price $49.95 | also contains Migration: Economic Change, Social Challenge | About this edition: Has the education of young children become too "rationalized"?

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