ERIC Number: EJ904739
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
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R. S. Peters' Normative Conception of Education and Educational Aims
Katz, Michael S.
Journal of Philosophy of Education, v43 suppl s1 p97-108 Oct 2009
This article aims to highlight why R. S. Peters' conceptual analysis of "education" was such an important contribution to the normative field of philosophy of education. In the article, I do the following: 1) explicate Peters' conception of philosophy of education as a field of philosophy and explain his approach to the philosophical analysis of concepts; 2) emphasize several (normative) features of Peters' conception of education, while pointing to a couple of oversights; and 3) suggest how Peters' analysis might be used to reinvigorate a conversation on one central educational aim--that of how we might educate citizens for the 21st century.
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Citizenship Education, Behavior Standards, Social Behavior, Role of Education, Educational Environment
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