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Philosophical issues in education : an introduction

Author: Cornel M Hamm
Publisher: New York : Falmer Press, 1989.
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An introductory book in philosophy of education produced for the beginning student in the discipline. No previous experience in formal studies in either philosophy or education is a requirement for a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Hamm, Cornel M.
Philosophical issues in education.
New York : Falmer Press, 1989
(DLC) 89011659
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cornel M Hamm
ISBN: 0203393104 9780203393109
OCLC Number: 252896859
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 184 p.) : ill.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Part 1 The nature of philosophical inquiry into educational discourse: definitions and the problem of meaning. Part 2 Metaphors in educational discourse: pitfalls of language-vagueness, ambiguity, emotive uses; metaphorical language; analyzing educational metaphors. Part 3 An analysis of the concept of education: several uses of the term "education"; R.S.Peters' analysis of "education"; critical remarks on Peters' Criteria. Part 4 "Aims" in education: the logic of "aim"; development of persons as the aim of education; interpreting "aims of education"; the role of the school in society. Part 5 Educational curricula and the nature of knowledge: the concept of "curriculum"; elements of curriculum; the nature of knowledge; the differentiation of knowledge; criticism of Hirst's "forms of knowledge". Part 6 Child-centred curricula: contrasting approaches to curriculum; the "needs" curriculum; human nature considerations; priciples for selecting curriculum content. Part 7 Teaching and learning in education: the concept "learning"; the concept "teaching"; relationships between education, teaching and learning; indoctrination and other forms of Mis-Education. Part 8 Inter-personal and social issues in education: discipline; punishment; freedom and authority; the student-teacher relationship. Part 9 Moral education: introduction - why moral education? moral education and values education; moral development as the achievement of virtue; the paradox of moral education. Part 10 The justification of education: the nature of the justification; kinds of justification; a moral argument; instrumental justification; the pleasure principle as justification; non-instrumental (instrinsic) justification.
Responsibility: Cornel M. Hamm.
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