ERIC Number: EJ1069773
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
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Reference Count: 9
Does Philosophy of Education Have a Future?
Clark, John A.
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v47 n9 p863-869 2015
The apparently simple question, "Does philosophy of education have a future?", is without a simple answer. Like so many other questions, it all depends on what we mean, and in this case, what we mean by the expression "philosophy of education". I shall look at it in all of three ways: as a social institution, as an academic activity and as an intellectual pursuit. By doing so, it will become evident that consideration of each of them in turn will give somewhat different answers, which not only adds to the complexity of the question, but also adds to the richness of the answer. From this we, as individuals and as members of a particular community, can begin to reflect on the sort of future philosophy of education might have and what, if anything, we ought to do about it.
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