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

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471334200
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/1987
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 488
  • Product dimensions: 5.48 (w) x 8.49 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition v
Preface to the Second Edition vii
Introduction 1
Part I The Great Debate
Thesis: The Traditional View
1. Plato
Commentary 19
Selections from
(1) Theaetetus 30
(2) Republic 31
2. Aristotle
Commentary 80
Selections from
(1) Posterior Analytics 89
(2) Nicomachean Ethics 90
(3) The Politics 107
Antithesis: The Progressive View
3. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Commentary 118
Selections from Emile 132
4. John Dewey
Commentary 162
Selections from
(1) School and Society 171
(2) Democracy and Education 173
(3) Experience and Education 205
Part II Variations on the Debate
Some Recent Innovations
5. Anton Makarenko And The New Soviet Man
Commentary 215
Selections from Problems of Soviet School Education 228
6. B. F. Skinner And The Planned Society
Commentary 261
Selections from
(1) 'The Science of Learning and the Art of Teaching' 272
(2) Beyond Freedom and Dignity 283
7. A. S. Neill And The Free School
Commentary 306
Selections from
(1) Hearts Not Heads in the School 313
(2) Summerhill 324
(3) Talking of Summerhill 335
8. R. S. Peters And Education As Initiation
Commentary 340
Selections from
(1) 'Education as Initiation' 358
(2) 'Form and Content in Moral Education' 377
9. Ivan Illich And The Deschooled Society
Commentary 389
Selections from
(1) 'The Alternative to Schooling' 399
(2) Deschooling Society 410
General Bibliography 432
Part III The Debate Continues
Prospects For The Future
Introduction 441
Recent Developments of the Traditional Approach 442
Recent Developments of the Progressive Approach 453
Education and Contemporary Social Issues 460
Select Bibliography 465
Index 469
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