Philosophical Foundations of Education

Philosophical Foundations of Education : Connecting Philosophy to Theory and Practice

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For upper-undergraduate and graduate courses in the Philosophical and/or Social Foundations of Education. This scholarly new text is based on the belief that a solid grounding in the philosophical and social foundations of American education will better equip prospective teachers for the diverse climate of contemporary education. It links a rich compendium of primary source readings to thorough coverage of concepts in a chronologically arranged presentation that takes readers from the educational views of the ancients to those of today's postmodernists. Detailed, engaging case stories and numerous opportunities for reflection leave students with an understanding of both educational philosophy and the application of that philosophy in the K-12 classroom.show more

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  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 190 x 228 x 16mm | 458.14g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • ALLYN & BACON
  • Old Tappan, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0130264091
  • 9780130264091

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1. The Early Period (5th Century BCE to 4th Century CE). Educational Philosophy and the Role of the Teacher Pre-18th Century Expansion of Teacher Education Programs New Satndards for Teacher Education Why Study Educational Philosophy? Some Comments on Philosophical Thought Discussion Questions; Suggested Activities Connecting Philosophy to Theory and Practice: Preliminary Thoughts on Defining a Personal Philosophy of Education References 2. Perennialism and Essentialism. Important Names Important Terms Focus Questions Introduction Plato (428-347 B.C. E) Excerpt From Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, Book II Discussion Questions; Suggested Activities Case Study for Reflection: Ronald and Socrates Case Story Follow-Up Activities References 3. The Middle Ages (5th to 14th Centuries). Improtant Names; Important Terms; Focus Questions Introduction Mortimer Adler (1902-2001) Arthur Bestor (1908-1994) E.D. Hirsch, Jr. (1928- ) Robert M. Hutchins (1899-1977) Theodore Sizer (1932- ) What This Means for Schools What This Means for Connecting Philosophy to Theory and Practice Discussion Questions; Suggested Activities Connecting Philosophy to Theory and Practice: Defining Your Personal Philosophy of Education References 4. Scholasticism. Important Names; Important Terms; Focus Questions Introduction Boethius (c. 480-c. 526) Peter Abelard (c. 1079 -1142) John Duns Scotus (c. 1266-1308) William of Ockham (1285-1347 Contributions of the Scholastic Period to the Present Time Jacques Martain (1882-1973) What This Means for Schools What This Means for Connecting Philosophy to Theory and Practice Discussion Questions; Suggested Activities Connecting Philosophy to Theory and Practice: Defining Your Personal Philosophy of Education References 5. The Early Modern Period (15th to 18th Centuries). Important Names; Important Terms; Focus Questions Introduction Francis Bacon (1561-1626) Rene Descartes(1596-1650) John Locke (1632-1704) Excerpt from Some Thoughts Concerning Education, by John Locke Discussion Questions; Suggested Activities Case Story for Reflection: Benjamin Case Story Follow-Up Activities References 6. The Dawning of the Child-Centered Curriculum. Important Names; Important Terms; Focus Questions Introduction Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746-1827) Friedrich Froebel (1782-1852) What This Means for Schools What This Means for Connecting Educational Philosophy to Theory and Practice Discussion Questions; Suggested Activities Connecting Philosophy to Theory and Practice: Defining Your Personal Philosophy of Education References 7. The Contemporary Period (19th and 20th Centuries). Important Names; Important Terms; Focus Questions Introduction John Dewey (1859-1952) Existentialism Postmodernism My Pedagogic Creed by John Dewey Discussion Questions; Suggested Activities Case Study for Reflection: Mr. Cisco's Social Studies Class Case Story for Follow-Up Activities References 8. Progressivism and Constructivism. Important Names; Important Terms; Focus Questions Introduction Progressivism Contructivism What This Means for Schools What This Means for Connecting Philosophy to Theory and Practice Discussion Questions; Suggested Activities Connecting Philosophy to Theory and Practice: Defining Your Personal Philosophy of Education References 9. Some Thoughts Concerning Education: Directions for the Twenty-First Century. Writing Your Personal Philosophy of Education References Glossary. Name Index. Subject Index.show more

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