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ERIC Number: ED057044
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 155
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A Critical Analysis of the Educational Philosophy of T. S. Eliot.
Simpson, Douglas Jackson
The first subdivision of this study is an examination of the cultural influences upon the thought of T. S. Eliot. These influences are presented in accord with the three major periods of Eliot's life: (1) his childhood and youth in St. Louis, Missouri, (2) his college days in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and (3) his adult life in London, England. The next division of this investigation is devoted to an analysis of Eliot's criticism of contemporary Western society. The relationship of cultural decay to educational policies is noted. Eliot's criticism of present-day educational theories is presented under the following subheadings: culture and education, curriculum and education, democracy and education, universities and education, and wisdom and religion. He suggests a new society and a new educational system. His proposed society is a Christian society with hierarchal organizations in the state, church, school, and social classes. His educational recommendations are classical and religious. Conclusions include: (1) Eliot's socio-pedagogical viewpoint is largely unacceptable because society is increasingly becoming urban, scientific, and interested in equality; (2) His educational recommendations are inappropriate because they ignore educating manpower needed to solve society's problems; (3) He is correct in emphasizing the cultural context of educational theory and practice and the interrelatedness of educational objectives. (Author/CK)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Oklahoma