ERIC Number: ED055942
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: N/A
Nature, Aims, and Policy. Readings in the Philosophy of Education Series.
Dupuis, Adrian, Ed.
The contents of this volume, selected from the original Philosophy of Education Project, are reprints of significant articles, excerpts from books, and monographs by some of the most prominent scholars to write on the philosophy of education in the last century. Criteria for selection of articles for this volume were: 1) relevance to the subject of educational aims; 2) understandability to students without backgrounds in philosophy or philosophy of education; and, 3) representation of different points of view. Most of the selections in this volume are concerned with educational goals and objectives, and how the different philosophical views have contributed to the formulation, discussion, and criticism of those aims. Other articles deal with the nature of education, and a few essays deal with educational administration, as educational aims shape and are often shaped by policy decisions. The first of three main sections contains articles covering epistemology, logic-semantics-language, and philosophy of science. Section 2 includes articles from metaphysics and the philosophy of man and society. Section 3, the largest of the three, encompasses value theory, ethics, aesthetics, and religion. A selected list of suggested readings from the Project Report is inserted at the end of each section. (Author/JLB)
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy, Educational Theories, Foundations of Education, Higher Education, Reading Materials
University of Illinois Press, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (Clothbound, $9.50; Paperback, $3.45)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois Univ., Urbana.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana.
Identifiers: Philosophy of Education Project