Philosophy of Education / Edition 1

Philosophy of Education / Edition 1

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:
9780813384306
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
09/28/1995
Series:
Dimensions of Philosophy Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.84(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.71(d)
Lexile:
1270L (what's this?)

Meet the Author


Nel Noddings is Lee L. Jacks Professor of Education Emerita at Stanford University. She has taught at the elementary, junior high, senior high, and college levels and has served as acting dean of the School of Education at Stanford University. In addition to many articles and reviews on a broad range of educational issues, her works include Education and Democracy in the 21st Century, Caring: A Feminine Approach to Ethics and Moral Education; Women and Evil; The Challenge to Care in Schools; Educating for Intelligent Belief or Unbelief; Starting at Home: Caring and Social Policy; Educating Moral People; Happiness and Education; Educating Citizens for Global Awareness; Critical Lessons: What Our Schools Should Teach; and The Maternal Factor: Two Paths to Morality.

Noddings is also past president of the National Academy of Education, the Philosophy of Education Society, and the John Dewey Society. At Stanford, she received the Award for Teaching Excellence three times. She holds six honorary doctorates and many other awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from American Educational Research Association (Division B).

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Philosophy of Education Before the Twentieth Century4
Socrates and Plato6
Aristotle12
Rousseau14
Pestalozzi, Herbart, and Froebel18
2The Philosophical and Educational Thought of John Dewey23
Dewey's Philosophical Orientation24
The Meaning and Aims of Education25
Dewey's Psychology28
Dewey's Theory of Knowledge31
Democracy and Education33
The Place of Subject Matter37
Dewey Today: An Assessment38
3Analytic Philosophy41
Philosophical Analysis in Education42
The Analysis of Teaching45
Current Analyses of Teaching52
4Continental Philosophy58
Existentialism58
Phenomenology65
Critical Theory67
Hermeneutics71
Postmodernism72
5Logic and Critical Thinking78
Formal Logic78
Informal Logic85
McPeck's View of Critical Thinking89
An Alternative Approach91
6Epistemology and Education98
Justified True Belief99
Foundationalism100
Truth103
Nonfoundational Theories of Knowledge105
Epistemology and Education111
Constructivism115
7Philosophy of Social Science and Educational Research121
How Does Science Grow?121
A Debate in Educational Research126
Some Examples131
8Ethics and Moral Education136
Pre-Enlightenment Ethics137
Enlightenment Ethics141
Utilitarianism143
Deweyan Ethics146
Moral Education149
Cognitive Developmentalism151
9Social and Political Philosophy160
The Current Debate160
Justice and Equality in Education165
10Feminism, Philosophy, and Education179
Feminist Critiques of Philosophy179
Epistemology182
Philosophy of Social Science184
Ethics186
Care and Education190
Epilogue198
Notes201
Bibliography216
About the Book and Author222
Index223

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