Theories of education : studies of significant innovation in Western educational thought /
James Bowen, Peter R. Hobson.
2nd ed. --
Brisbane ; Chichester : Wiley, 1987.
x, 478 p. ; 22 cm.
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Brisbane ; Chichester : Wiley, 1987.
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Includes bibliographies and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
James Bowen is Associate Professor of Education at the University of New England, Armidale, N.S.W. He holds degrees of B.A. and M.Ed. from the University of Sydney, a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Illinois and the D. Educ. from New England. Professor Bowen has held positions at San Francisco State University and the University of Calgary, and has been Visiting Professor at Oxford, the University of Vermont and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Peter Hobson is a Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of New England, and holds a B.A. with first-class honours in Education and a Dip. Ed. from the University of Sydney. He also has an M.A. and M. Phil. in the Philosophy of Education from the University of London Institute of Education, gained during the time of R. S. Peters. He has taught in both English and Australian schools. Mr Hobson has held visiting positions at the Universities of Cambridge, Leicester and Oxford, and has taught at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.
Main Description
Theories of Education: Studies of Significant Innovation in Western Educational Thought is the second edition of a systematic analysis of the major educational theories of European culture. It covers the spectrum of educational thought from the traditional positions of Plato and Aristotle, through the opposed progressive positions of Rousseau and Dewey, to recent and contemporar y variations and reactions to these viewpoints in the work of the Russian communist educator Makarenko, the behaviourist and social theorist B. F. Skinner, the apostle of freedom in education A. S. Neill, the British analytic philosopher R. S. Peters, and finally the prophet of the deschooled society, Ivan Illich. In this second edition a new section covers developments in educational theory up to the present day, along with a comprehensive bibliography. Book jacket.
Table of Contents
Preface to the First Editionp. v
Preface to the Second Editionp. vii
Introductionp. 1
The Great Debate
Thesis: The Traditional View
Commentaryp. 19
Selections from
Theaetetusp. 30
Republicp. 31
Commentaryp. 80
Selections from
Posterior Analyticsp. 89
Nicomachean Ethicsp. 90
The Politicsp. 107
Antithesis: The Progressive View
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Commentaryp. 118
Selections from Emilep. 132
John Dewey
Commentaryp. 162
Selections from
School and Societyp. 171
Democracy and Educationp. 173
Experience and Educationp. 205
Variations on the Debate
Some Recent Innovations
Anton Makarenko And The New Soviet Man
Commentaryp. 215
Selections from Problems of Soviet School Educationp. 228
B. F. Skinner And The Planned Society
Commentaryp. 261
Selections from
'The Science of Learning and the Art of Teaching'p. 272
Beyond Freedom and Dignityp. 283
A. S. Neill And The Free School
Commentaryp. 306
Selections from
Hearts Not Heads in the Schoolp. 313
Summerhillp. 324
Talking of Summerhillp. 335
R. S. Peters And Education As Initiation
Commentaryp. 340
Selections from
'Education as Initiation'p. 358
'Form and Content in Moral Education'p. 377
Ivan Illich And The Deschooled Society
Commentaryp. 389
Selections from
'The Alternative to Schooling'p. 399
Deschooling Societyp. 410
General Bibliographyp. 432
The Debate Continues
Prospects For The Future
Introductionp. 441
Recent Developments of the Traditional Approachp. 442
Recent Developments of the Progressive Approachp. 453
Education and Contemporary Social Issuesp. 460
Select Bibliographyp. 465
Indexp. 469
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