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Philosophies of Education
Historical overview of educational theories of Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, Bacon, Locke, Dewey, others.
# 11430 | 2,700 words | 8 sources | 1996 | US
Published on May 18, 2003 in Education (Theory) , Philosophy (History)


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"Along with the development of educational institutions, there have appeared from time to time educational philosophers and theorists who have had an influence upon the course of education, through their criticisms of existing practices and their suggestions of new types of organization which should be set up. Different philosophies predispose educational theorists to structure or restructure education in specific directions, and the ebb and flow of educational philosophy continues. A discussion of the underpinnings of modern educational thinking in relation to philosophies such as idealism, realism, Thomism, and pragmatism will be discussed, beginning with Aristotle's (384-322 B.C.) and Plato's (429-347 B.C.) views on the educated citizen, and ending with John Dewey's (1859-1952) progressive reforms of the late 19th and early to mid-20th centuries."

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