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Philosophy of Education


reviewed by Marc Belth 1953

coverTitle: Philosophy of Education
Author(s): Edward A. Fitzpatrick
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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In the preface to Philosophy of Education Mr. Fitzpatrick indicates his intentions. He "aims to do for religious humanism in education what Dewey's Democracy and Education did for a naturalist education." Although he makes no precise statement of what he considers to be the contribution of Dewey's work, a number of implications can be read. Primarily, Dewey, in considering the whole problem, had done a constructive rethinking of all the beliefs and commitments then prevailing, and had come forward with a tightly bound, thoroughly consistent statement of what naturalist education ought to be. Fitzpatrick sets out to do the same for an education held together by religion. New emphasis, new settings, and new findings in the psychology and the sociology of education demand, for the Catholic view, a reformulation of the whole. Upon this premise he proceeds, first setting forth what he conceives to be the newest findings which pertain... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 55 Number 3, 1953, p. 160-160
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4842, Date Accessed: 10/17/2017 11:35:27 PM

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