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The Philosophy of Primary Education (RLE Edu K)

An Introduction, 1st Edition

By R F Dearden


209 pages

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This volume provides a rigorous examination of theoretical concepts such as need, interest, growth, play, experience, activity and self-expression. It also makes an important contribution towards getting a closely argued educational theory. In the first part of the book the author establishes general aims and ends with suggestions as to what the curriculum ought to be. The second part is concerned with the procedures of learning and teaching appropriate to such a curriculum.

Table of Contents

Preface. 1. The Changing Concept of the Primary School. 2. Aims (1): Needs and Interests. 3. Aims (2): Growth. 4. Aims (3): A Curriculum 5. Play as an Educational Process. 6. Learning and Experience. 7. Activity, Self-Expression and the Arts. 8. Moral Education. Bibliography. Suggestions for Further Reading. Index.

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