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Educational Policy and the Just Society: Review I

reviewed by Leonard J. Waks - 1983

coverTitle: Educational Policy and the Just Society: Review I
Author(s): Kenneth Strike
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
ISBN: 0252009282, Pages: , Year:
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Professor Strike’s book is an important contribution to the field of philosophy of education. It is valuable as much for its organization of the field as for its specific arguments and conclusions. Strike has organized his study around a few basic liberal assumptions that he sees as generating the major philosophical and policy questions of contemporary education. Indeed, such major issues as behavioral goals, moral education and values clarification, aid to private schools, and equality of educational opportunity are considered within a unified liberal framework and are treated with sophisticated philosophical techniques. What I intend to do in the following pages is to lay out Strike’s project and then to express some reservations that I have about the project as a whole. I will not examine the detailed arguments Strike provides or his major conclusions. In the essay that follows my own, Professor Goldstone will turn his attention to those matters. Strike’s... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 85 Number 1, 1983, p. 165-169
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 903, Date Accessed: 9/19/2020 6:29:23 PM

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  • Leonard Waks
    Temple University
    LEONARD J. WAKS received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin in 1969. He has taught at Purdue, Stanford, Carnegie-Mellon, and Temple. He is interested in creativity, change and innovation processes, and the human potential. He is currently completing a doctorate in psycho-educational processes, practicing psychotherapy, and directing the Creative Process Workshop, an educational and consulting company.
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