ERIC Number: ED159103
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Philosophy of Education, 1977-1978.
Jelinek, James John, Ed.
This publication contains the proceedings of the 26th annual meeting of the Far Western Philosophy of Education Society in December, 1977. Eleven papers discussing the philosophy of education are presented. In the first paper "Philosophical Analysis: Whither or Thither?" the author discusses the drive towards systems analysis and logical planning and expresses the hope that this drive will not overwhelm the striving for human justice and the development of worthy social values. The second paper "Educational- - What For?" argues that those who claim that educational philosophy is of no use are wrong. The political function of educational philosophy and an integral view are discussed in the third and fourth papers respectively. The fifth paper discusses an approach to counteract the apathy felt by all age groups toward the learning of philosophy. In the sixth paper, the author demonstrates the usefulness of educational philosophy with regards to cultural pluralism. In the seventh and eighth papers Maurice Friedman and John Dewey are discussed. The ninth paper presents Lester Frank Ward's views on eugenics and racial struggle. Accountability is the topic of the tenth paper. The publication concludes with a description of the German system of secondary education and raises questions of particular interest to American educators. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Accountability, Comparative Education, Conference Reports, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Politics, Systems Analysis
Far Western Philosophy of Education Society, Dr. James John Jelinek, Editor, Room 412, Education A Building, College of Education, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85281 ($15.00, paper cover)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Far Western Philosophy of Education Society.
Identifiers: Dewey (John); Friedman (Maurice); Germany; Ward (Lester Frank)
Note: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Far Western Philosophy of Education Society (San Diego, California, December 2-4, 1977); For a related document, see ED 143 572