ERIC Number: ED195473
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Philosophical Studies in Education: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society (1979).
Carter, John E., Ed.; Angelo, Richard, Ed.
The proceedings consist of the presidential address, papers, summary reviews of papers, responses, and minutes presented at the annual meeting of the Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society. Papers emphasize several themes: (1) areas of educational theory and practice in which philosophers could be helpful, (2) suiting educational efforts to the particular learning characteristics of individuals, (3) clarifying the objectives and functions of measurement and testing, and (4) differentiating between intrinsic and symbolic values and value theory in education. In the presidential address, David E. Engel of the University of Pittsburgh considered the question of educational purpose. Engel focused on the four contrasting themes of purpose--academic discipline, social efficiency, individual development, and vocational competence--and explored how each of these claims of purpose have influenced students at various periods throughout history. Other papers focused on the descriptive adequacy of the four claims of purpose discussed by Engel, reasons why philosophers of education should not cede the affective domain to educational psychologists, various perspectives on the whole person and educational methods and procedures relevant to them, the current crisis of grade inflation, the transformation of collegiate education from academic elitism to an extension of common schooling, the relationship of athletic programs and sports to the general good, problems of labeling students as learning disabled, and the pertinence of philosophical endeavor to special education. (DB)
Descriptors: Athletics, Childrens Literature, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Legislation, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Humanistic Education, Socioeconomic Influences, Special Education, Values Clarification
Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society, School of Education, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN 47809 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Univ., PA.
Authoring Institution: Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society, Terre Haute, IN.
Note: For a related document, see ED 170 231. Small print throughout document.