Philosophy of Education / Edition 3

Philosophy of Education / Edition 3

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by Nel Noddings
     
 

Acclaimed as the "best overview in the field" by the Teaching Philosophy and predicted to "become the standard textbook in philosophy of education" by Educational Theory, this now-classic text includes an entirely new chapter on problems of school reform, examining issues of equality, accountability, standards, and testing.See more details below

Overview

Acclaimed as the "best overview in the field" by the Teaching Philosophy and predicted to "become the standard textbook in philosophy of education" by Educational Theory, this now-classic text includes an entirely new chapter on problems of school reform, examining issues of equality, accountability, standards, and testing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813345314
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
07/26/2011
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
137,290
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures xi

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xvii

1 Philosophy of Education Before the Twentieth Century 1

Socrates and Plato 3

Aristotle 10

Rousseau 13

Pestalozzi, Herbart, and Froebel 18

Summary Questions 21

Introduction to the Literature 22

2 The Philosophical and Educational Thought John Dewey 23

Dewey's Philosophical Orientation 24

The Meaning and Aims of Education 26

Dewey's Psychology 29

Dewey's Theory of Knowledge 32

Democracy and Education 35

The Place of Subject Matter 39

Dewey Today: An Assessment 40

Summary Questions 41

Introduction to the Literature 42

3 Analytic Philosophy 43

Philosophical Analysis in Education 44

The Analysis of Teaching 47

Current Analyses of Teaching 57

Summary Questions 60

Introduction to the Literature 60

4 Continental Philosophy 61

Existentialism 61

Phenomenology 70

Critical Theory 72

Hermeneutics 76

Postmodernism 77

Summary Questions 82

Introduction to the Literature 83

5 Logic and Critical Thinking 85

Formal Logic 85

Informal Logic 92

McPeck's View of Critical Thinking 98

An Alternative Approach 99

Summary Questions 105

Introduction to the Literature 106

6 Epistemology and Education 107

Justified True Belief 108

Foundationalism 110

Truth 113

Nonfoundational Theories of Knowledge 116

Epistemology and Education 122

Constructivism 126

Summary Questions 131

Introduction to the Literature 132

7 Philosophy of Social Science and Educational Research 133

How Does Science Grow? 133

A Debate in Educational Research 139

Some Examples 145

Summary Questions 148

Introduction to the Literature 149

8 Ethics and Moral Education 151

Pre-Enlightenment Ethics 152

Enlightenment Ethics 157

Utilitarianism 159

Deweyan Ethics 163

Moral Education 166

Cognitive Developmentalism 168

Summary Questions 175

Introduction to the Literature 176

9 Social and Political Philosophy 177

The Current Debate 177

Justice and Equality in Education 183

Summary Questions 197

Introduction to the Literature 198

10 Problems of School Reform 199

Equality 199

Accountability 204

Standards 207

Testing 210

Summary Questions 211

Introduction to the Literature 212

11 Multiculturalism and Cosmopolitanism 213

Multiculturalism 213

Cosmopolitanism 218

The Educator's Dilemma 219

Summary Questions 221

Introduction to the Literature 222

12 Feminism, Philosophy, and Education 223

Feminist Critiques of Philosophy 223

Epistemology 226

Philosophy of Social Science 229

Ethics 231

Care and Education 237

Summary Questions 245

Introduction to the Literature 246

Notes 247

Bibliography 265

Index 275

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