This interpretive history and critique of educational philosophy offers a reexamination and reconstruction of John Dewey's vision.
Discipleship or Pilgrimage? is an interpretive history of the field of educational philosophywhat it’s been, where it is now, and what it ought to be. Implicit in Johnson’s analysis is the belief that educational philosophy will not survive much longer. For educational philosophers to become significant players in the reconstruction of our educational system, they must focus on the classroom, both as instructors in the university classroom and as members of teams preparing prospective teachers. By focusing on the educational philosopher as pilgrimas an educator engaged in an unending quest for meaningthe author suggests that it is not too late to reconstruct the field.
About the Author
Tony W. Johnson is Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations and Director of the Teachers Academy at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.
Table of Contents
Notes from the Series Editor, Philip L. Smith
Foreword by Bruce Wilshire
1. Introduction and Overview
2. Nineteenth Century Origins of Educational Philosophy
3. Educational Philosophy in the Twentieth Century
4. The Professionalization of Philosophy and Educational Philosophy
5. Postmodernist Critiques of Philosophy and Educational Philosophy
6. Philosophy as Education: Reviving Dewey's Vision
7. Philosophy for Children: Implementing Dewey's Vision
8. Educational Philosophy: Discipleship or Pilgrimage?
Index of Names