ERIC Number: ED303445
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Nov-6
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Ways of Thinking and the Development of Foundational Knowledge.
Bauer, Norman J.
The purposes of this paper are: (1) to develop an understanding of three ways in which thinking and the development of foundational knowledge take place; (2) to identify a number of pertinent, empirically grounded examples of educational phenomena related to selected disciplines within the foundations of education; (3) to apply these three ways of thinking and the development of foundational knowledge to acquire a clearer understanding of the nature of the educational phenomena identified; and (4) to propose a strategy related to these three ways of thinking and the development of foundational knowledge which the field of educational foundations might pursue in order to identify and justify such knowledge as an essential component within the preparation programs of prospective teachers and administrators. One basic assumption undergirds this paper: It stipulates that the knowledges generated by the sub-disciplines represented by the broad category foundations of education, constitute powerful "tacit" structures which enable one to construct meaningful and useful critical interpretations of educational phenomena. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Studies Association Convention (Toronto, Canada, November 6, 1988).