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Reason and Teaching (Routledge Revivals)

1st Edition

By Israel Scheffler


204 pages

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This title, first published in 1973, brings together a variety of papers by Israel Scheffler, one of America’s leading educational philosophers. The essays each stress the importance of critical thought and independent judgement to the organization of educational activities. In the first section, Scheffler adopts a metaphilosophical approach, emphasizing the role of philosophy in educational thought. A number of key concepts are dealt with next, including the study of education and its relation to theoretical disciplines, philosophical interpretations of teaching, and the education of teachers. The final section is critical, and deals with the writings of several key thinkers in the field. A broad and authoritative study, this reissue will provide any Philosophy student with an essential background to the criticism and theories surrounding the philosophy of education.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I: Philosophy and education 1. Toward an analytic philosophy of education (1954) 2. Philosophy of education and the new activism (1970) 3. Philosophy and the curriculum (1970); Part II: Concepts of education 4. Is education a discipline? (1963) 5. Concepts of education: Reflections on the current scene (1964) 6. Philosophical models of teaching (1964) 7. University scholarship and the education of teachers (1968); Part III: Educational content 8. Science, morals and educational policy (1956) 9. Justifying curriculum decisions (1958) 10. Reflections on educational relevance (1969) 11. Moral education and the democratic ideal (1971); Part IV: Education thought 12. Educational liberalism and Dewey’s philosophy (1956) 13. D. J. O’Connor’s An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education (1959) 14. A note on behaviourism as educational theory (1962) 15. Reflections on Ryle’s theory of knowledge (1968) 16. The practical as a focus for curriculum: Reflections on Schwab’s view; Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects
PHILOSOPHY / Criticism