ERIC Number: ED212590
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Education for Rational Understanding. Philosophical Perspectives on the Study and Practice of Education.
The essays in this book explore the balance between the communal and the individual aspects in the development of human beings and relates theories of education and learning to this development. In the introduction, Peter J. Sheehan offers a critical discussion of the ideas presented in the text. Part I contains two chapters on values and methodology in educational research and the relevance of philosophy to educational theory. In Part II, two chapters present an argument against setting up normative theories that interpret the role of the school in a utilitarian way and evaluate autonomy as the aim of liberal education. The chapters in Part III deal with the objectives approach in integrated studies and curriculum evaluation methods. The process of moral reasoning is the subject of Part IV. In Part V, one chapter examines educational values in the determination of the school's role in social reforms, and the other explores the relationship between equality as a social ideal and its practice in education. Each chapter is followed by a list of references. (FG)
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Council for Educational Research, Hawthorn.