In this 88th episode of Philosophy Bakes Bread, “School Was Our Life,” Dr. Jane Roland Martin, author of School Was Our Life (2018), joins Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio to talk about progressive education.
Dr. Jane Roland Martin is professor Emerita of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She has published many books on philosophy, education, and gender and received a Guggenheim Award. Her most recent book is titled School Was Our Life, published in 2018 with Indiana University Press. Thank you for joining us today, Jane! Eric’s colleague, Dr. Beth Goldstein, in Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation at the University of Kentucky, called his attention to Martin’s 1991 essay titled “The Contradiction and the Challenge of the Educated Woman,” which inspired him and Anthony to reach out to Dr. Martin, who is an authority in the philosophy of education.
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