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Robin Barrow

In: The SAGE Handbook of Philosophy of Education

Chapter 2: Schools of Thought in Philosophy of Education

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Schools of Thought in Philosophy of Education
Schools of thought in philosophy of education
Some Different Approaches to Teaching Philosophy of Education

There are a number of ways in which the field of philosophy of education might be organized, whether for purposes of study or teaching. For example, one might study prominent philosophers who have something to say relevant to education, in their historical order (e.g., Plato, Rousseau); one might study prominent educational thinkers, whether philosophers or not, in a philosophical manner (e.g., Pestalozzi, Freire); or one might focus on particular branches of philosophy and their implications for education (e.g., moral philosophy and moral education, philosophy of science and science teaching). Some argue that, ideally, philosophy of education should involve a systematic inquiry into ultimate questions about ...

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