Home Articles Reader Opinion Editorial Book Reviews Discussion Writers Guide About TCRecord
transparent 13
Topics
Discussion
Announcements
 

Patterns of Educational Philosophy: Divergence and Convergence in Culturological Perspective


reviewed by Maxine Greene - 1971

coverTitle: Patterns of Educational Philosophy: Divergence and Convergence in Culturological Perspective
Author(s): Theodore Brameld
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks (Henry Holt and Company, Inc.), New York
ISBN: , Pages: 615, Year: 1971
Search for book at Amazon.com

Many readers, like this reviewer, will approach Theodore Brameld's new book with rich recollections of the works that came before: the 1950 version of Patterns; Philosophies of Education in Cultural Perspective; and Toward a Reconstructed Philosophy of Education. Others will come on him afresh and may well discover a heartening radicalism in what he has to say. There are his or her private choosing. Nevertheless, the difference between his proposals and those made by Charles Silberman in the highly influential Crisis in the Classroom is considerable and ought to be confronted. The "open classroom" and related strategies belong to the progressive tradition; and Professor Brameld would call them "moderative," examples of a "later liberalism" no longer capable of coping with the rapidity of change. Silberman, it is true, blames "mindlessness" or lack of purpose for the ineffectuality of the schools; but he does not see the need for a cultural norm, nor for a new cultural design. Explicitly goal-directed, unafraid of phrases like "group mind" and "defensible... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


To view the full-text for this article you must be signed-in with the appropriate membership. Please review your options below:

Sign-in
Email:
Password:
Store a cookie on my computer that will allow me to skip this sign-in in the future.
Send me my password -- I can't remember it
 
Purchase this Article
Purchase Patterns of Educational Philosophy: Divergence and Convergence in Culturological Perspective
Individual-Resource passes allow you to purchase access to resources one resource at a time. There are no recurring fees.
$12
Become a Member
Online Access
With this membership you receive online access to all of TCRecord's content. The introductory rate of $25 is available for a limited time.
$25
Print and Online Access
With this membership you receive the print journal and free online access to all of TCRecord's content.
$210


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 73 Number 1, 1971, p. 140-143
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1611, Date Accessed: 9/26/2020 8:54:16 AM

Purchase Reprint Rights for this article or review
 
Article Tools
Related Articles
There are no related articles to display

Related Discussion
 
Post a Comment | Read All

About the Author
  • Maxine Greene
    Teachers College, Columbia University

 
Member Center
In Print
This Month's Issue

Submit
EMAIL

Twitter

RSS