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Theories of Education: Studies of Significant Innovation in Western Educational Thought / Edition 2
     

Theories of Education: Studies of Significant Innovation in Western Educational Thought / Edition 2

by James Bowen, P. R. Hobson
 

ISBN-10: 0471334200

ISBN-13: 9780471334200

Pub. Date: 12/28/1987

Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated

Theories of Education: Studies of Significant Innovation in Western Educational Thought is the second edition of a systematic analysis of the major educational theories of European culture. It covers the spectrum of educational thought from the traditional positions of Plato and Aristotle, through the opposed progressive positions of Rousseau and Dewey, to recent and

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Theories of Education: Studies of Significant Innovation in Western Educational Thought is the second edition of a systematic analysis of the major educational theories of European culture. It covers the spectrum of educational thought from the traditional positions of Plato and Aristotle, through the opposed progressive positions of Rousseau and Dewey, to recent and contemporar y variations and reactions to these viewpoints in the work of the Russian communist educator Makarenko, the behaviourist and social theorist B. F. Skinner, the apostle of freedom in education A. S. Neill, the British analytic philosopher R. S. Peters, and finally the prophet of the deschooled society, Ivan Illich. In this second edition a new section covers developments in educational theory up to the present day, along with a comprehensive bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471334200
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/28/1987
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
5.48(w) x 8.49(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the First Editionv
Preface to the Second Editionvii
Introduction1
Part IThe Great Debate
Thesis: The Traditional View
1.Plato
Commentary19
Selections from
(1)Theaetetus30
(2)Republic31
2.Aristotle
Commentary80
Selections from
(1)Posterior Analytics89
(2)Nicomachean Ethics90
(3)The Politics107
Antithesis: The Progressive View
3.Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Commentary118
Selections from Emile132
4.John Dewey
Commentary162
Selections from
(1)School and Society171
(2)Democracy and Education173
(3)Experience and Education205
Part IIVariations on the Debate
Some Recent Innovations
5.Anton Makarenko And The New Soviet Man
Commentary215
Selections from Problems of Soviet School Education228
6.B. F. Skinner And The Planned Society
Commentary261
Selections from
(1)'The Science of Learning and the Art of Teaching'272
(2)Beyond Freedom and Dignity283
7.A. S. Neill And The Free School
Commentary306
Selections from
(1)Hearts Not Heads in the School313
(2)Summerhill324
(3)Talking of Summerhill335
8.R. S. Peters And Education As Initiation
Commentary340
Selections from
(1)'Education as Initiation'358
(2)'Form and Content in Moral Education'377
9.Ivan Illich And The Deschooled Society
Commentary389
Selections from
(1)'The Alternative to Schooling'399
(2)Deschooling Society410
General Bibliography432
Part IIIThe Debate Continues
Prospects For The Future
Introduction441
Recent Developments of the Traditional Approach442
Recent Developments of the Progressive Approach453
Education and Contemporary Social Issues460
Select Bibliography465
Index469

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