Conference on Education: Ideals and Practice

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31:1

Conference: 

Social Philosophy and Policy Conference on Education: Ideals and Practice

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Fall 2014

The second Social Philosophy and Policy conference under the new editorial team was held August 8-11 in Park City, Utah.  This conference served as a venue to discuss the purpose, methods, and practices of education in a liberal society as well as the goals of public education and standards appropriate to evaluate its outcomes.  This conference was co-sponsored by Liberty Fund, a non-profit foundation based in Indianapolis, IN that conducts its own program of educational activities.

The list of distinguished contributors includes:

  • Mark Pennington is Professor of Political Economy and Public Policy in the Department of Political Economy, King's College London.
  • Randall Curren is Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Education at the University of Rochester.
  • Jennifer M. Morton is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York, City University of New York.
  • Ishtiyaque Haji is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Calgary.
  • Gina Schouten is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Illinois State University.
  • Harry Brighouse is Professor of Philosophy and Affiliate Professor of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
  • Thomas Schramme is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hamburg.
  • Jaime Ahlberg is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Florida.
  • Michael Cholbi is Professor of Philosophy at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
  • James Tooley is Professor of Education Policy, and Founder and Director of the E. G. West Centre at Newcastle University.
  • Paul Weithman is Glynn Family Honors Collegiate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame.
  • Kyla Ebels-Duggan is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Northwestern University.
  • Jon Mahoney is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Kan