ERIC Number: ED271459
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
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Of Human Potential. An Essay in the Philosophy of Education.
Although the concept of human potential accurately reflects central features of human nature, its current use perpetuates traditional myths of fixity, harmony, and value, calculated to cause untold mischief in social and educational practice. This book aims to demythologize the concept of potential. It shows its roots in genuine aspects of human nature, but at the same time frees it from outworn philosphical myths by means of analytical reconstruction--thereby improving both its theoretical and its practical applicability. The book concludes with an interpretation of policy-making in education, and reflections on the ideal education of a policy-maker. (JD)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy, Human Dignity, Humanism, Social Values
Routledge & Kegan Paul Inc., 29 West 35th Street, New York, NY 10001 ($18.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Books
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