ERIC Number: ED442681
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Philosophy of Public Education.
This document begins by considering the controversy over just how to define philosophy of education, and how to establish its legitimate domain and the range of its inquiries. The issue is a question of whether educational philosophy is to be conceived as a practical discipline, or as a theoretical discipline. The document continues by discussing other questions and problems in the philosophy of education. Following a preface and a bibliography of the author, the document is divided into the following chapters: (1) "Defining Philosophy of Education"; (2) "Non-partisan Educational Theory"; (3) "The Function of the Formal School"; (4) "Educational Aims"; (5) "Education as Cultivation of Mind"; (6) "Mind and Educational Process"; (7) "Equality, Status, and Society"; (8) "The Curriculum, Confidence, and Tension"; (9) "Experiencing Value"; and (10) "Reasons for Learning." (Contains 27 references.) (BT)
Descriptors: Definitions, Educational History, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Learning
Midwest Philosophy of Education Society, 5006 W. Grace Street, Chicago, IL 60641-3450 ($30).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Midwest Philosophy of Education Society, Carbondale, IL.