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Publication Date: 1973
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An Axiological Structure for a Theistic Philosophy of Education.
Klimes, Rudolf E.
Saniku Gakuin Junior College, n2 1973
The purpose of philosophy is to aid the individual in developing a unified view of the universe, the world, and the society in which he lives. In both the establishing of life-goals and the development of a philosophy of education, a clear understanding of values and facts in necessary. But in educational practice, many decisions are based on one-sided political, social, and economical considerations rather than on philosphical ones. To gain balance and completeness, man first needs God, then the knowledge and practice provided by the humanities and by natural and social sciences. Education, according to the theistic philosophy of education, is the completing and balancing of man with divine help. Humanistic values of their broader form dominate the various schools of modern edcuational thought. But there can be no reconciliation between humanism and theism. The questions are often asked: Life for what? education for what? A structure for a theist philosophy of education and educational value system offers answers to these questions. The axiological structure for the theistic philosophy of education must be further developed into specific values, aims and educational practices. Thus the axiological approach to the theistic philosophy of education is a reasonable alternative to humanist thought. (CD)
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