Widely adopted as a textbook, Issues and Alternatives in Educational Philosophy has been a classic in its field for more than a quarter of a century. As a survey of philosophic issues relevant to the educational profession, it highlights the relationship between philosophic starting points and educational outcomes--between theory and practice. Developed with brevity, breadth of coverage, and clarity of presentation as goals, this text is especially suited to fit the needs of undergraduate survey courses in educational philosophy, graduate students who need a quick review of the topic, and teachers of educational philosophy who want their students to spend maximum time in primary sources while utilizing a comprehensive survey text for orientation and overview.
New features of this revised and updated fourth edition make it of even greater usefulness in the educational philosophy classrooms of the twenty-first century. These include:
"Points to Ponder" study questions at the end of each chapter
New material addressing the latest relevant issues
A fresh, new text design, including call-out highlights of major themes
An updated bibliography and references
George R. Knight holds a doctorate in the philosophy of education and had extensive experience as a classroom teacher and school administrator before accepting a university professorship. A prolific writer, lecturer, and consultant, his introductory text has found a home in college and university classrooms across the country.
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A Word to the Reader
A Note on the Fourth Edition
PART ONE: BASIC ISSUES
l. The Nature of Philosophy and Education
2. Philosophic Issues in Education
PART TWO: PHILOSOPHY AND EDUCATION
3. Traditional Philosophies and Education
4. Modern Philosophies and Education
5. The Postmodern Impulse
6. Contemporary Theories of Education
7. Analytic Philosophy and Education
PART THREE: TOWARD A PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY
8. Toward a Personal Philosophy of Education