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ERIC Number: ED080449
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 10
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A Generic Clarifying Function of Philosophy of Education.
Sutton, Kenneth R.; Kofoid, Charles M.
If there is to be a funeral for philosophy of education because of the conflict regarding its nature and functions, it will be a political funeral rather than a functional one. Diversity in philosophies suggests their generic function, which is a potent factor in the preparation and professional improvement of a teacher. A consideration of different theories of philosophy leads to the conclusion that philosophic functions are generically ongoing clarifications of cultural orientations. With such a definition in a course concerned with philosophies of education, aspirant teachers will be better prepared for their work and will be able to interpret what they do as teachers and what is being done to them by others. Obviously, no student can perform all functions possible in a generic treatment of philosophy of education, but they will all think and experience differently. Thus, a generic assumption concerning the nature of philosophies of education would give the greatest assurance of particular student identifications with a function in education that is philosophic. (JA)
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