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Conditions of Knowledge: An Introduction to Epistemology and Education


reviewed by Rena Foy 1966

coverTitle: Conditions of Knowledge: An Introduction to Epistemology and Education
Author(s): Israel Scheffler
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Professor Scheffler's contribution to the "Keystones of Education" series can perhaps be best evaluated in the light of the following statement from his book: Strategies and principles are . . . ways of patterning data into arguments. They do not, however, constitute self-sufficient mechanisms of discovery. A basic problem in teaching is how to transmit our argument, principles, and strategies without closing off fruitful innovations we have not ourselves anticipated. We need to avoid conducting our teaching as if all educative roads lead to our accepted patterns. Conditions of Knowledge is more striking as an example of good teaching than as merely an achievement in literary excellence. The reader feels that, as Professor Scheffler wrote each page of the manuscript, he was as conscious of his student's mind as of the ideas which he himself was formulating. The book has a definite target: a bright student with no previous formal study in... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 67 Number 6, 1966, p. 454-454
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2384, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 9:39:21 AM

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