ERIC Number: ED253504
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Feb-16
Reference Count: 0
The Proper Study of Education.
Kneller, George F.
The study of education is such an important undertaking it should be a regular part of the curriculum for all students, not just those preparing to be teachers. An ideal syllabus would comprise four main areas of education, interconnected with aspects of four disciplines. The areas would be: education's relation to the culture and subcultures; educational control and administration; curriculum theory; and teaching and learning. The disciplines would be history, philosophy, anthropology, and literature, together with selected information from the human sciences. The first unit would focus on history, in order to supply the background for the topics of units to follow. The second unit would include educational aspects of such topics as acculturation, cultural change, and ethnicity, all treated largely within cultural anthropology. The third unit, drawing mostly on philosophy, would provide the skills needed to analyze concepts and arguments, and would be concerned with aims, values, and the constituents of knowledge. The final unit would center on human development, treating theories of human nature as they bear on education, and drawing principally on philosophy, literature, and psychology. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Denton, Jon, Ed., Peters, William, Ed. and Savage, Tom, Ed. New Directions in Teacher Education: Foundations, Curriculum, Policy. See SP 025 654. Paper presented at the Aiken-Stinett Lecture Series (College Station, TX, February 16, 1984).