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ERIC Number: EJ943711
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1474-9041
Role and Function of "Philosophy of Education" within the Educational Sciences: A Cross-National Attempt
Kraft, Volker
European Educational Research Journal, v10 n3 p383-389 2011
Disciplinary structures of education across Europe are rather different mainly due to the fact that education as an anthropological phenomenon is deeply rooted in specific cultural and national contexts. For this reason the role philosophy of education plays within the given national educational sciences is somewhat divergent and not easy to compare. In face of these difficulties the article argues for a cross-national attempt using theorems deriving from modern systems theory. From such a perspective philosophy of education can be regarded as a special "knowledge system" and its function consists in re-including what has been excluded in the process of rationalisation of education; it serves, so to speak, as a special type of reflection knowledge which is as timeless as it is necessary and therefore of meta-national relevance and indispensable for the process of Europeanisation of education. (Contains 2 notes and 2 figures.)
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Language: English
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