New Education Research Centre

Higher Education and Theory Network

A new Center for Ethics and Education has been launched in the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, designed to bridge the gap between empirical studies of educational policy and practice and a philosophical understanding of why or how these should be changed. Led by Professors Harry Brighouse and Anthony Laden, the centre seeks to incorporate more philosophical ideas into educational studies:

Center researchers will look especially closely at issues of inequality in education. Rather than just noting how trends in inequality are perpetuated over the course of multiple generations, Brighouse hopes to shift the conversation toward questions about why this inequality persists.

“Making value judgments about education issues … is not just a matter of finding data to support a point of view. It’s a matter of thinking hard about what really matters, and why.”


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