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Dewey, Russell, Whitehead: Philosophers as Educators
     

Dewey, Russell, Whitehead: Philosophers as Educators

by Brian Patrick Hendley, George Kimball Plochmann (Foreword by), Robert S. Brumbaugh (Introduction)
 

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Hendley argues that philosophers of edu­cation should reject their preoccupation of the past 25years with defining terms and analyzing concepts and once again embrace the philosophical task of con­structing general theories of education.

Exemplars of that tradition are John Dewey, Bertrand Russell, and Alfred North Whitehead, who formulated

Overview

Hendley argues that philosophers of edu­cation should reject their preoccupation of the past 25years with defining terms and analyzing concepts and once again embrace the philosophical task of con­structing general theories of education.

Exemplars of that tradition are John Dewey, Bertrand Russell, and Alfred North Whitehead, who formulated theo­ries of education that were tested. Dewey and Russell ran their own schools, and Whitehead served as a university admin­istrator and as a member of many com­mittees created to study education.

After providing a general introduction to the present state of educational phi­losophy, Hendley discusses in detail the educational philosophies of Dewey, Rus­sell, and Whitehead. He sees in these men excellent role models that contem­porary philosophers might well follow. Hendley believes that like these men­tors, philosophers should take a more ac­tive, practical role in education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809312290
Publisher:
Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1986
Series:
Philosophical Explorations Series
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Brian Hendley is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Waterloo.

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