Philosophy of Education

Editor/Author Noddings, Nel
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Westview Press

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ISBN: 978-0-81-334972-5
Category: Social Sciences - Education
Image Count: 2
Book Status: Available
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Philosophy of Education introduces students to the evolution of educational thought, from the founding fathers to contemporary theorists, with consideration of both analytic and continental traditions. This classic text, originally designed to give the education student a comprehensive look at philosophical thought in relation to teaching, learning, research, and educational policy, has been updated to reflect the most current thinking in the field.

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Table of Contents

  • List of Figures
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1 Philosophy of Education Before the Twentieth Century
  • Socrates and Plato
  • Aristotle
  • Rousseau
  • Pestalozzi, Herbart, and Froebel
  • Summary Questions
  • Introduction to the Literature
  • 2 The Philosophical and Educational Thought of John Dewey
  • Dewey's Philosophical Orientation
  • The Meaning and Aims of Education
  • Dewey's Psychology
  • Dewey's Theory of Knowledge
  • Democracy and Education
  • The Place of Subject Matter
  • Dewey Today: An Assessment
  • Summary Questions
  • Introduction to the Literature
  • 3 Analytic Philosophy
  • Philosophical Analysis in Education
  • The Analysis of Teaching
  • Current Analyses of Teaching
  • Summary Questions
  • Introduction to the Literature
  • 4 Continental Philosophy
  • Existentialism
  • Phenomenology
  • Critical Theory
  • Hermeneutics
  • Postmodernism
  • Summary Questions
  • Introduction to the Literature
  • 5 Logic and Critical Thinking
  • Critical Thinking in the Common Core
  • The Earlier Debate
  • A Bit of Formal Logic
  • Critical Thinking and Moral Commitment
  • Pedagogical Neutrality
  • Summary Questions
  • Introduction to the Literature
  • 6 Epistemology and Education
  • Justified True Belief
  • Foundationalism
  • Truth
  • Nonfoundational Theories of Knowledge
  • Epistemology and Education
  • Constructivism
  • Summary Questions
  • Introduction to the Literature
  • 7 Philosophy of Social Science and Educational Research
  • How Does Science Grow?
  • A Debate in Educational Research
  • Some Examples
  • Summary Questions
  • Introduction to the Literature
  • 8 Ethics and Moral Education
  • Pre-Enlightenment Ethics
  • Enlightenment Ethics
  • Utilitarianism
  • Deweyan Ethics
  • Moral Education
  • Cognitive Developmentalism
  • Summary Questions
  • Introduction to the Literature
  • 9 Social and Political Philosophy
  • The Current Debate
  • Justice and Equality in Education
  • Summary Questions
  • Introduction to the Literature
  • 10 Problems of School Reform
  • Equality
  • Accountability
  • Standards
  • Testing
  • Summary Questions
  • Introduction to the Literature
  • 11 Multiculturalism and Cosmopolitanism
  • Multiculturalism
  • Cosmopolitanism
  • The Educator's Dilemma
  • Summary Questions
  • Introduction to the Literature
  • 12 Feminism, Philosophy, and Education
  • Feminist Critiques of Philosophy
  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Social Science
  • Ethics
  • Care and Education
  • Summary Questions
  • Introduction to the Literature
  • Bibliography