Philosophical Foundations of Education

Philosophical Foundations of Education

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For Philosophical Foundations of Education, Introduction/Foundations of Education, or Social Foundations of Education courses.

Presenting breadth and depth of coverage in a highly readable style, the seventh edition of this popular survey text again provides balanced treatment of all the major schools of thought about education. The authors address how philosophical ideas about education developed over time-arranging their coverage in chronological order-and pay close attention to historical context, while emphasizing each philosophy's continuing relevance to education today. For each philosophy, they show its application in aims, curriculum, methods, and teaching. Additionally, they critically assess each philosophy, and examine how numerous other scholars view it.
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  • Paperback | 390 pages
  • 187.96 x 233.68 x 22.86mm | 680.39g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 7th edition
  • 0130423998
  • 9780130423993

Table of contents


1. Idealism and Education.

2. Realism and Education.

3. Eastern Philosophy, Religion, and Education.

4. Pragmatism and Education.

5. Reconstructionism and Education.

6. Behaviorism and Education.

7. Existentialism, Phenomenology, and Education.

8. Analytic Philosophy and Education.

9. Marxism and Education.

10. Philosophy, Education, and the Challenge of Postmodernism.

Useful Web sites and Internet Links.

Selected Bibliography.

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About Howard A. Ozmon

Howard A. Ozmon is professor emeritus in the Division of Educational Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. He received a bachelor of arts in philosophy from the University of Virginia and a doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Ozmon has taught in elementary and secondary schools, as well as at several colleges and universities. He has published numerous books and articles dealing with philosophy and education.

Samuel M. Craver is a professor in the Division of Educational Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. He received his doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has taught at the secondary and university levels. He is the author of numerous papers on historical and philosophical issues in education and currently teaches courses on the history of education, the philosophy of education, and professional ethics in education.
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