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ERIC Number: ED383085
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 150
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ISBN: ISBN-0-8204-2323-8
Work, Education, and Leadership: Essays in the Philosophy of
Howard, V. A.; Scheffler, Israel
This book contains a series of essays that examine the relationships among work, education, and leadership from a philosophical and practical perspective. The essays represent studies undertaken at Harvard's Philosophy of Education Research Center. Among the topics covered are the concepts of education and training, the nature of vocational education, the relationship between art and utility in schooling, and the roles of leadership in education and work. The book synthesizes the theories of the American pragmatist John Dewey and the British idealist R. G. Collingwood. The three essays in section 1 examine the language of work and the idea of vocational education: (1) "The Language of Work" (V. A. Howard); (2) "John Dewey on Work and Education" (Israel Scheffler); and (3)"Reflections on Vocational Education" (Israel Scheffler). Two chapters in the second section examine the themes of art and utility in education and what it means to be an educated person: (4) "Art and Utility in Education" (V. A. Howard); and (5) "On the Idea of an Educated Person" (Israel Scheffler). Section 3 is comprised of two chapters that explore some conceptual and methodological issues of leadership, focusing on its accessibility to direct instruction and its emergence in the work place: (6) "Can Leadership Be Taught?" (V. A. Howard); and (7) "Educating Leadership at Work: (V. A. Howard). Each chapter contains references. (LMI)
Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., 62 W. 45th Street, New York, NY 10036 ($29.95).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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