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ERIC Number: ED072026
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 14
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Pragmatism Professed; Realism Rejected: A Research Study of Philosophical Beliefs and Practices.
Nissman, Albert
This study investigates the intellectual and subjective subscription of philosophy of education students to four philosophies of education and whether the strength of subscription changes as a result of exposure to an appropriate level course in which these philosophies are discussed. Sixty-three graduate and 63 undergraduate students were pre- and posttested using the "What Is Your Philosophy of Education" test. Validity and reliability for this instrument have not been established. Data was gathered and responses were noted for each of the four philosophical views: idealist, realist, pragmatist, and Aristotelian. For the total statistical analysis, the number of students subscribing to each philosophy was artifically obtained. Results indicated that Pragmatism exerts the major philosophical influence on students of education on the graduate and undergraduate levels. Further findings, recommendations, and implications are suggested. A four item bibliography is included. (MJM)
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