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 2: 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 ...