Plato is indisputably a major thinker in education. Robin Barrow's volume offers the most coherent account of Plato's educational thought. This work is divided into: intellectual biography, critical exposition of Plato's work, and, the reception and influence of Plato's work and the relevance of the work today.This is a major international reference series providing comprehensive accounts of the work of seminal educational thinkers from a variety of periods, disciplines and traditions. It is the most ambitious and prestigious such project ever published - a definitive resource for at least a generation. The thinkers include: Aquinas, Aristotle, Bourdieu, Bruner, Dewey, Foucault, Freire, Holt, Kant, Locke, Montessori, Neill, Newman, Owen, Peters, Piaget, Plato, Rousseau, Steiner, Vygotsky, West and Wollstonecraft.
Robin Barrow read Greats at Oxford University and obtained his PhD from the University of London. He was Reader in Philosophy of Education at the University of Leicester, before moving to Simon Fraser University in Canada as Professor of Philosophy of Education in 1982. From 1992-2002 he was Dean of Education. He is the author of twenty-four books and a hundred or so papers in the fields of classics, philosophy and education.