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Selected Readings in the Philosophy of Education

reviewed by M. L.Berger - 1958

coverTitle: Selected Readings in the Philosophy of Education
Author(s): Joe Park
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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This collection of readings should prove helpful to any introductory course in philosophy of education. The book is organized in six parts: The Place of Philosophy in the Study of Education; The Pragmatic Philosophy of Education; Idealism; Realism; The Catholic Philosophy of Education; and The Philosophy of Education in Some Protestant and Jewish Thought. Thus, the text presents most of the important positions and issues in philosophy of education. Furthermore, the selected readings include statements by outstanding representatives of the different philosophies. A biographical sketch of each author provides an interesting addition to the readings. Granted the distinctive merits of this text, it might be well to discuss some of its limitations. A first fault, common to many collections of readings, is that excerpts sometimes lose their meaning when removed from their source. Thus, the selections from John Dewey's Democracy and Education and Experience and Education will prove difficult for students... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 60 Number 3, 1958, p. 175-175
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4398, Date Accessed: 9/19/2020 6:59:11 PM

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