Kieran Egan

Kieran Egan

Kieran Egan (born 1942) is a contemporary educational philosopher and a student of the classics, anthropology, cognitive psychology, and cultural history.Theodora Polito, " [ Educational Theory as Theory of Culture: A Vichian perspective on the educational theories of John Dewey and Kieran Egan] " Educational Philosophy and Theory, Vol. 37, No. 4, 2005] He has written on issues in education and child development, with an emphasis on the uses of imagination and the intellectual stages (Egan calls them understandings) that mark different ages from birth to adulthood. He has questioned the work of Jean Piaget and progressive educators, notably Herbert Spencer and John Dewey.

He currently works at Simon Fraser University. His major work is "The Educated Mind".


Main works

* 1976 "Structural communication". Fearon Publishers, Belmont, Calif. ISBN 0-8224-6550-7
* 1979 "Educational development". Oxford University Press, New York. ISBN 0-19-502458-3
* 1983 "". Teachers College Press, Columbia University, New York ; London. ISBN 0-8077-2717-2
* 1988 "". Routledge, New York. ISBN 0-415-90003-4
* 1988 "Imagination and education". Teachers College Press, New York. ISBN 0-8077-2878-0
* 1989 "". University of Chicago Press, Chicago. ISBN 0-226-19031-5
* 1990 "". Routledge, New York. ISBN 0-415-90050-6
* 1992 "". University of Chicago Press, Chicago. ISBN 0-226-19033-1
* 1997 "". University of Chicago Press, Chicago. ISBN 0-226-19036-6
* 1999 "". Teachers College Press, New York. ISBN 0-8077-3808-5
* 2002 "". Yale University Press, New Haven. ISBN 0-300-09433-7
* 2005 "An imaginative approach to teaching". Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA. ISBN 0-7879-7157-X
* 2006 "". Corwin Press, Thousand Oaks, Calif. ISBN 1-4129-2788-9

External links

* [ Homepage]
* [ Egan's page] at Simon Fraser University
* [ biography]
* [ A brief guide to imaginative education]

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