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ISBN-13 9780135041871ISBN-10 0135041872
ISBN-10 0205594336ISBN-13 9780205594337
Author(s): Gerald L. Gutek
Publisher: Merrill
Copyright year: © 2009 Pages: 464

Leading author, Gerry Gutek, discusses the major philosophical systems and then applies how these systems and ideologies contribute to educational theory.  Examines the origin, meaning and relevance to teaching and learning. 

New Perspectives on Philosophy and Education is organized into three major parts: philosophies, ideologies, and theories of education.  Part I examines philosophy and education, idealism, realism, pragmatism, existentialism and postmodernism and analyzes their educational implications; Part II examines Ideology, Nationalism, Liberalism, Conservatism, and  Marxism and analyzes their educational implications; Part III deals with theory, Essentialism, Progressivism, Social Reconstructionism, Critical Theory, and Globalization in terms of their meaning for education. In drawing out the educational implications of these philosophies, ideologies, and theories, the author places them in the context of education, schooling, curriculum, and instruction. Pedagogical aspects include discussion questions, topics for reflection and research, websites, and suggested readings.