Category Archives: philosophy of education
When the term education” or educational” is used it can conjure archetypal images of some 1940’s classroom with a boring old lady in the front, droning on about Homer, while her uniformed students fall asleep on their wooden desks. At the same time it has tried to reveal problems with the ways in which these different accounts have been driven in part by various agendas to define a scope and boundary for the field, and often to privilege one or another approach to philosophy of education, even when they have endeavored to be comprehensive and fair to all views.
To cite one example that is prominent in the literature in North America at least, the US Supreme Court issued a ruling (Wisconsin v. Yoder) in which members of the Amish sect were allowed to withdraw their children from public schools after the eighth grade—for, it had been argued, any deeper …Read More
Perennialism, Perennialists is the aim of education is to ensure that students acquire understandings about the great ideas of Western civilization. Scheffler advancing the education theory, it would be all but scandalous to betray an obliviousness toward the possibilities for philosophical integration, identifying the source in philosophical deliberation of the particular educational position taken.
As intractable as ascertaining the operative rules governing education practice may be, so long as we are dealing with the relative notion we still have it going for us that we can have recourse to these explicitly espoused ideals, doctrines, records, social mores, and philosophies in making our determination.
Many historical occurrences could be explained by the Economics and the ways individuals and societies are affected by it. The competition among individuals for economical and political advance in any society which competition has grown into Global has always been the way bringing innovations, improvements and progress …Read More
The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Education serves as a general introduction to key issues in the field, furthers the philosophical pursuit of those issues, and hopes to bring philosophy of education back into closer contact with general philosophy. Reflecting on the impending loss of disciplinary knowledge in philosophy of education, consider the implications for intergenerational learning, the future of the discipline, the life and death of theories, new interdisciplinarities in our work and our students’ work.
Rousseau considered world as an artificial, autocratic, egotistic and arrogant place and Rousseau believed that education should be given according to the natural interest of the child aiming at a holistic development of the personality Nature is the best teacher and means of education according to Rousseau (Singh, 2007).
Unusually for his time, Montaigne was willing to question the conventional wisdom of the period, calling into question the whole edifice of the educational …Read More
It is the vision of James Irwin Charter Schools that all students can benefit from a rigorous educational program that challenges them to achieve their academic potential. Francis Bacon (1561-1626 A.D.), August Comte (1700 A.D.) are among the fathers of this philosophy. In the end it may be said that teachers who think that they can do without a philosophy of life render their methods of teaching ineffective. This is a core module for students who do not have an undergraduate degree in philosophy.
The following dimensions collectively make up education: first, normative dimension; second, cognitive dimension. In current age idealism has been week as much emphasis of the education is put on the realistic approaches, still it has its impacts in our education system.
According to Rousseau, aim of education is not preparation for life, but participation in it. Each stage through which a child passes has a specific …Read More
Since philosophy is the art which teaches us how to live, and since children need to learn it as much as we do at other ages, why do we not instruct them in it?. He believed that all children are born ready to learn from their surroundings so as to grow into virtuous adults, but due to the malign influence of corrupt society, they often fail to do so. To counter this, he advocated removing the child from society during education.
And interestingly, there now is slightly more interest in Dewey on the part of philosophers of education in the UK than there was in earlier years, and there is growing interest by philosophers from the Continent (see, for example, Biesta and Burbules 2003).
Topics covered in the Archambault volume were typical of those that became the bread and butter” of analytic philosophy of education throughout the English-speaking world—education as …Read More