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New Perspectives on Philosophy and Education, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Gerald L. Gutek

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jul 3, 2008

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Leading author, Gerry Gutek, discusses the major philosophical systems and then applies how these systems and ideologies contribute to educational theory.  Examines the origin, meaning and relevance to teaching and learning. 


New Perspectives on Philosophy and Education is organized into three major parts: philosophies, ideologies, and theories of education.  Part I examines philosophy and education, idealism, realism, pragmatism, existentialism and postmodernism and analyzes their educational implications; Part II examines Ideology, Nationalism, Liberalism, Conservatism, and  Marxism and analyzes their educational implications; Part III deals with theory, Essentialism, Progressivism, Social Reconstructionism, Critical Theory, and Globalization in terms of their meaning for education. In drawing out the educational implications of these philosophies, ideologies, and theories, the author places them in the context of education, schooling, curriculum, and instruction. Pedagogical aspects include discussion questions, topics for reflection and research, websites, and suggested readings.

Table of Contents

Part I: Philosophy and Education

            1.         Philosophy and Education

            2.         Idealism and Education

            3.         Realism and Education

            4.         Theistic Realism and Education

            5.         Pragmatism and Education

            6.         Existentialism and Education

            7.         Philosophical Analysis and Education

            8.         Postmodernism and Education


Part II: Ideology and Education

            9.         Ideology and Education

            10.       Nationalism and Education

            11.       Liberalism and Education

            12.       Conservatism and Education

            13.       Marxism and Education

            14.       Liberation Pedagogy and Education


Part III:            Theory and Education

            15.       Theory and Education

            16.       Essentialism and Education

            17.       Perennialism and Education

            18.       Progressivism and Education

            19.       Critical Theory and Education

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