ERIC Number: EJ665447
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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How Can Philosophy of Education Be Both Viable and Good?
Educational Theory, v52 n3 p263-71 Sum 2002
Agrees with Rene Arcilla that philosophy of education is a marginalized discourse caught in the tension between academic (philosophical) credibility and practical (educational) relevance, suggesting that the greatest threat is in failing at both. The essay offers historical background and context for this debate, showing how it has recently resurfaced in various ways, and characterizes the current state of the field as one of "identity confusion." (SM)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Social Sciences, Teacher Collaboration, Teachers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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