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Philosophy and Education: Eightieth Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, Part I


reviewed by David E. Engel, Charles Burgess & Herbert M. Kliebard 1980

coverTitle: Philosophy and Education: Eightieth Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, Part I
Author(s): Jonas F. Soltis
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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The appearance of the 1981 National Society for the Study of Education (NSSE) yearbook, devoted to an explication of the state of affairs in philosophy of education, raises important questions. What can educators reasonably expect from the philosophy of education? How can the analyses generated by philosophy inform the practitioner about the meaning of what he does? And how can such analyses provide a diverse and often unsettled public with ideas about how various educational mechanisms in the society might be directed? In sum, how can the philosophy of education assist the field in critical reflection about what is going on in education and in planning for the future? Both the Introduction and Harry S. Broudy's chapter in this yearbook raise such questions. In his overview tracing developments and changing emphases in philosophy of education since the 1942 publication of the forty-first yearbook of the NSSE, entitled Philosophies of Education, Broudy... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 82 Number 2, 1980, p. 344-356
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1017, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 4:59:39 PM

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  • David Engel
    University of Pittsburgh
    David E. Engel is professor of education, former chairman of Foundations of Education, and immediate past president of the University Senate at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also an elected member of the Pittsburgh Board of Public Education.
  • Charles Burgess
    University of Washington, Seattle
    Charles Burgess is professor of history of education and a Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Educational Policies at the University of Washington, and is a past president of the History of Education Society.
  • Herbert Kliebard
    University of Wisconsin, Madison
    Herbert M. Kliebard is a professor of curriculum and instruction and educational policy studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His publications include Curriculum and Instruction (1977, with Arno A. Bellack), and he has recently completed a study that attempts to relate high school dropouts to institutional characteristics.
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