Education students are continually asked to reflect upon their own philosophy of education and how it relates to their teaching practice. Philosophy of Education in Historical Perspective: Third Edition focuses on major educational philosophies that have had an impact on Western education and helps the reader to make sense of past and current trends and to place them in a historical context. This third edition is updated to correspond with the increasingly swift changes that have been taking place in education. As we move forward into the twenty-first century, it is hard to recall that only twenty years ago, computers were not part of standard classroom equipment. This widely-accessible edition will update the second with another look at postmodernism as it has continued to develop in the past fifty years.
Adrian M. Dupuis passed away in 2008 at the age of 88 years. He taught the history and philosophy of education at Marquette University where he was named Teacher of the Year in 1987. Robin L. Gordon is an associate professor and Director of Secondary Education at Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles. Professor Gordon has revised this important work and will continue to keep it updated.
Chapter 1 Preface to the Third Edition Chapter 2 Preface to the First Edition Chapter 3 Acknowledgments Chapter 4 1. Philosophy and Education Chapter 5 2. Liberalism Versus Conservatism Chapter 6 3. Classical Educational Theory Chapter 7 4. Renaissance Humanism: The Culmination of Educational Conservatism Chapter 8 5. The Beginning of Educational Liberalism Chapter 9 6. The Flowering of Liberalism Chapter 10 7. The Neo-Conservative Reaction Chapter 11 8. Educational Liberalism Redefined Chapter 12 9. A Proposed Solution Chapter 13 10. Educational Psychologies Chapter 14 11. Postmodernism Chapter 15 12. Postmodernism in the 21st Century and Educating the Millennials Chapter 16 Index