ERIC Number: ED111702
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Philosophy of Education: Retrospect and Prospect.
Soltis, Jonas F.
The major thesis of this paper is that the world of education has grown very complex, and it must be treated as such if one is to be an effective philosopher and educator in this century. A general reflection on the genesis of the field of education and the evolution of philosophy of education is offered. Two main parts of the educational complex are examined: the field of education as a general branch of research, study, and professional training; and the field of philosophy of education within it as a subject matter for teaching and scholarship. After a brief clarification of concerns, the paper offers an impressionistic sketch of developing and changing conceptions of the field of education and philosophy of education over the past 75 years. Then, an interpretation is presented of the complexity of both the field of education and philosophy of education and what this complexity may mean to the efforts of philosophers of education as they close out the last quarter of the 20th century. (Author/JR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Presidential address at the Annual Meeting of the Philosophy of Education Society (31st, Kansas City, Missouri, March 22-25, 1975)