ERIC Number: ED360225
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
B. Othanel Smith, Douglas McGregor, and the Philosophical Analysis of the Discourse of Institutional Democracy in Education: An Essay with Bibliographies.
Oliker, Michael A.
This collection of documents concerns the Analytical Philosophy of Education (APE) and its history. APE was the dominant approach to philosophy of education during the 1960s and 1970s; it is no longer fashionable. The main paper included in this collection sketches the history of APE and attempts to show its relevance to the idea of "institutional democracy." APE is applied to an address by former Midwest Philosophy of Education Society President Arthur Brown's Presidential Address on "institutional democracy," which draws upon the work of famed management theorist Douglas McGregor. The use of the methods of APE on Brown's and McGregor's texts show that McGregor's use of the word "democracy" is much less clear than Brown's; McGregor's research may not support Brown's views. This paper includes 24 notes and is accompanied by an outline of McGregor's thought and career, a supplemental bibliography of three books and two selected articles by McGregor and a list of discussion questions for the Binghampton presentation. The remaining documents included are four bibliographies entitled respectively, "Founders of Analytical Philosophy of Education"; "History of Analytical Philosophy of Education"; "Students and Faculty in Foundations of Education at Temple University"; and "Critical Thinking and Philosophical Analysis." (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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