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ERIC Number: EJ924000
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3746
Three Educational Orientations: A Peircean Perspective on Education and the Growth of the Self
Ventimiglia, Michael
Studies in Philosophy and Education, v24 n3-4 p291-308 Jul 2005
The theme of growth is amongst the most important and pervasive themes in the philosophy of Charles Peirce. This paper offers a synthesized account of the Peircean self drawn from his various discussions of the growth of ideas and then presents three educational orientations which, in turn, tend to foster or frustrate this growth. It concludes that the growth of the student depends significantly upon the ends or intent of the educator and upon an appropriate mean between freedom and constraint in the educational context. A commitment to such an orientation is taken to be a form of resistance to the narrowing ends of business-minded educational institutions
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Language: English
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