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ERIC Number: EJ932659
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-2004
R. S. Peters and the Concept of Education
Beckett, Kelvin Stewart
Educational Theory, v61 n3 p239-255 Jun 2011
In this essay Kelvin Beckett argues that Richard Peters's major work on education, "Ethics and Education," belongs on a short list of important texts we can all share. He argues this not because of the place it has in the history of philosophy of education, as important as that is, but because of the contribution it can still make to the future of the discipline. The limitations of Peters's analysis of the concept of education in his chapter on "Criteria of Education" are well known. In the chapter on "Education as Initiation," however, Peters offered a synthetic sketch of education that, Beckett argues, points us toward a more comprehensive definition of education, one which, he maintains, can be accepted by all philosophers, regardless of the tradition they work in.
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Language: English
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