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Education and Civilization : The Transmission of Culture - James Kern Feibleman

Education and Civilization

The Transmission of Culture

Hardcover Published: 31st March 1987
ISBN: 9789024734191
Number Of Pages: 244

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It has been asserted that there is no one universal proposition with which all philosophers would agree, including this one. The pre- dicament has rarely been recognized and almost never accepted, although neither has it been successfully challenged. If the claim holds true for philosophy taken by itself, how much more must it of religion, the hold for crossfield interests, such as the philosophy philosophy of science and many others. The philosophy of educa- tion is a particular case in point. The topic of education itself is generally regarded as a dull af- fair, a charge not entirely without substance. The blame for this usually falls on the fact that it has no inherent subject matter. The teachers of history teach history, the teachers of biology teach biology; but what do the teachers of education teach? Presumably how to teach; but this simply will not do because every topic requires its own sort of instruction.

I: The theory of education.- 1. A philosophy of education.- 2. The institution as educator.- 3. The educational institution.- 4. The eminence of scholarship.- 5. The prevalence of ignorance.- 6. The range of learning.- II: The theory of practice in education.- 1. Problems in the philosophy of education.- 2. The education of the academic administrator.- 3. Falsity in practice.- III: The uses of university.- 1. What happens in college?.- 2. The college teacher.- 3. Thoughts about teaching.- 4. The well-grounded graduate.- 5. A slower pace for superior students.- 6. Athletic education.- IV: The advancement of education.- 1. Education and the genius.- 2. The genius versus the American university.- V: Education and civilization.- 1. The cultural conditioning of education.- 2. The future of the past.- 3. The hidden philosophy of Americans.- 4. Education and Western civilization.- 5. Education and the total culture.- Notes.- A system of philosophy.

ISBN: 9789024734191
ISBN-10: 9024734193
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 31st March 1987
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.53