This book provides an authoritative, yet accessible guide to the philosophy of education, its scope, its key thinkers and movements, and its potential contribution to a range of educational concerns. The text offers a balanced view of three key dimensions: first, in giving an equal weight to different styles and modes of philosophy; second, by including past and present perspectives on philosophy of education; and third, in covering both the general “perennial” issues in philosophy and issues of more contemporary concern.
Chapter 13: Gazetteer of Educational Thinkers
Gazetteer of Educational Thinkers
Adler, Mortimer (1902–2001)
An American philosopher who wrote about moral philosophy, the intellect, religion, politics, and education. Adler argued for a liberal education that fostered an individual's intellectual and moral development. His model of education called for the study of the great ideas and the great books of Western civilization.
Adler, Mortimer and Mayer, Milton (1958) The revolution in education. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Adler, Mortimer (1961) Great ideas from the great books. New York: Washington Square Press. Adler, Mortimer (1977) Reforming education: The schooling of a people and their education beyond
schooling. (Geraldine Van Doren, Ed.). Boulder, CO: Westview Press. Adler, Mortimer (1982) The Paideia proposal: An educational manifesto. New York: Macmillan.
A Greek philosopher and student of Plato. ...