Carl Anders Safstrom on The Idea of 'Public Education' - new podcast episode
In this episode of the Meet the Education Researcher podcast series, educational philosopher Carl Anders Safstrom (Maynooth University) joins Neil Selwyn to talk about the past, present and future of ‘public education’.
We trace the origins of the idea from post-war Europe back to the writing of John Dewey, and even further to the Ancient Greek ‘Sophists’.
Carl Anders also considers how models of public education differ dramatically between countries – highlighting recent reforms of Swedish schooling as a cautionary example.
The Meet the Education Researcher Podcast series also has other interviews with
philosophers of education.