Philosophy of Education

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The first edition of Nel Noddings#x19; Philosophy of Educationwas acclaimed as the #x1C;best overview in the field#x1D; by the journal Teaching Philosophyand predicted to #x1C;become the standard textbook in philosophy of education#x1D; by Educational Theory. This classic text, designed to give the education student a comprehensive look at philosophical thought in relation to teaching, learning, research, and educational policy, has now been updated to reflect the most current thinking in the field. The third edition includes a new chapter on multiculturalism and cosmopolitanism in education, as well as updates on the latest work in care ethics. Philosophy of Educationintroduces students to the evolution of educational thought, from the founding fathers to contemporary theorists, with consideration of both analytic and continental traditions. This is an essential text not only for teachers and future teachers, but also for anyone needing a survey of contemporary trends in philosophy of education.

Author Biography

Nel Noddings is Lee L. Jacks Professor of Education Emerita at Stanford University. An award-winning teacher and past president of the National Academy of Education and the Philosophy of Education Society, she is the author of numerous books, including Caring: A Feminine Approach to Ethics and Moral Education; The Challenge to Care in Schools; Educating Moral People; Happiness and Education; Educating Citizens for Global Awareness; Critical Lessons: What Our Schools Should Teach; and The Maternal Factor: Two Paths to Morality.

Table of Contents

List of Figuresp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Philosophy of Education Before the Twentieth Centuryp. 1
Socrates and Platop. 3
Aristotlep. 10
Rousseaup. 13
Pestalozzi, Herbart, and Froebelp. 18
Summary Questionsp. 21
Introduction to the Literaturep. 22
The Philosophical and Educational Thoughtp. 23
Dewey's Philosophical Orientationp. 24
The Meaning and Aims of Educationp. 26
Dewey's Psychologyp. 29
Dewey's Theory of Knowledgep. 32
Democracy and Educationp. 35
The Place of Subject Matterp. 39
Dewey Today: An Assessmentp. 40
Summary Questionsp. 41
Introduction to the Literaturep. 42
Analytic Philosophyp. 43
Philosophical Analysis in Educationp. 44
The Analysis of Teachingp. 47
Current Analyses of Teachingp. 57
Summary Questionsp. 60
Introduction to the Literaturep. 60
Continental Philosophyp. 61
Existentialismp. 61
Phenomenologyp. 70
Critical Theoryp. 72
Hermeneuticsp. 76
Postmodernismp. 77
Summary Questionsp. 82
Introduction to the Literaturep. 83
Logic and Critical Thinkingp. 85
Formal Logicp. 85
Informal Logicp. 92
McPeck's View of Critical Thinkingp. 98
An Alternative Approachp. 99
Summary Questionsp. 105
Introduction to the Literaturep. 106
Epistemology and Educationp. 107
Justified True Beliefp. 108
Foundationalismp. 110
Truthp. 113
Nonfoundational Theories of Knowledgep. 116
Epistemology and Educationp. 122
Constructivismp. 126
Summary Questionsp. 131
Introduction to the Literaturep. 132
Philosophy of Social Science and Educational Researchp. 133
How Does Science Grow?p. 133
A Debate in Educational Researchp. 139
Some Examplesp. 145
Summary Questionsp. 148
Introduction to the Literaturep. 149
Ethics and Moral Educationp. 151
Pre-Enlightenment Ethicsp. 152
Enlightenment Ethicsp. 157
Utilitarianismp. 159
Deweyan Ethicsp. 163
Moral Educationp. 166
Cognitive Developmentalismp. 168
Summary Questionsp. 175
Introduction to the Literaturep. 176
Social and Political Philosophyp. 177
The Current Debatep. 177
Justice and Equality in Educationp. 183
Summary Questionsp. 197
Introduction to the Literaturep. 198
Problems of School Reformp. 199
Equalityp. 199
Accountabilityp. 204
Standardsp. 207
Testingp. 210
Summary Questionsp. 211
Introduction to the Literaturep. 212
Multiculturalism and Cosmopolitanismp. 213
Multiculturalismp. 213
Cosmopolitanismp. 218
The Educator's Dilemmap. 219
Summary Questionsp. 221
Introduction to the Literaturep. 222
Feminism, Philosophy, and Educationp. 223
Feminist Critiques of Philosophyp. 223
Epistemologyp. 226
Philosophy of Social Sciencep. 229
Ethicsp. 231
Care and Educationp. 237
Summary Questionsp. 245
Introduction to the Literaturep. 246
Notesp. 247
Bibliographyp. 265
Indexp. 275
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