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ERIC Number: EJ1010520
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
Respectability and Relevance: Reflections on Richard Peters and Analytic Philosophy of Education
Snook, Ivan
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v45 n2 p191-201 2013
I argue that, after Dewey, Peters was the first modern philosopher of education to write material (in English) that was both philosophically respectable and relevant to the day-to-day concerns of teachers. Since then, some philosophers of education have remained (more or less) relevant but not really respectable while others have "taken off into the skies" learning acclaim from the philosophical community but ceasing to produce anything which would be of any relevance to teachers in their work. I suggest that Peters might again point the way towards a form of academic philosophy of education that is both relevant and reasonably respectable.
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Language: English
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