ERIC Number: ED184984
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Education and Values.
Sloan, Douglas, Ed.
Twelve essays examine the relationship between knowledge and human values and the implications of this relationship for education, particularly at the university level. Authored by professors of philosophy, intellectual history, theoretical physics, Judaic studies, political theory, social ethics and religion, the essays call for a new approach which reestablishes imagination, insight, intuition, and human values at the heart of reason. Topics include the significance of insight for science; the Western mind set and its influence on education; tacit knowledge as a rationale for liberal education; and democratic values and educational aims. Also, the ideal of a personalistic philosophy aimed at orchestrating the value experiences in life; education as acculturation and exploration; a methodology of teaching about the Holocaust; and the present state of universities as a result of being supported more by governmental grants than private grants are discussed. Other essays analyze the often neglected third dimension of education: developing the self-control and self-knowledge necessary to live in a society dedicated to freedom and justice (the first two are stocking the mind with knowledge and vocational/professional preparation); the relationship of humanism to problems of science and education; teaching ethics in the American undergraduate curriculum, 1876-1976; and William James as an educator. (KC)
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethics, Higher Education, Humanism, Humanistic Education, Sciences, Social Values, United States History, Values
Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027 ($8.95)
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Teachers College.