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ERIC Number: ED053084
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 13
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The Study of Education.
Levit, Martin
This paper examines several approaches to the study of the foundations of education and rejects all of them. Approaches are classified as "system-adaptive" or "system-reform" according to whether they examine existing educational systems and objectively analyze alternatives or whether they advocate specific new values or, indeed, freedom from all values. The approach recommended by the author is termed "systems-evaluative" or "inquiry-oriented." This approach evaluates the effectiveness of educational systems and their goals in relation to certain defined values, but does not attempt to judge the values. The rationale developed to support this approach includes a short study of the history of scientific method and an explanation of the interdependence of systems. The author concludes with the hope that it is not too late for the foundational studies to become embracive and majestic in support of a national educational and social policy of the future. (RT)
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Note: Paper prepared for presentation at meeting of National Standing Conference on Humanistic and Behavioral Studies in Education, AACTE, April 14-15, 1971, Washington, D.C.