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John Dewey and the Paradox of Liberal Reform
John Dewey and the Paradox of Liberal Reform (July 1990)
William Andrew Paringer - Author

This book provides a fresh critique of John Dewey and the progressive tradition and warns against the superficial renaissance of Deweyan philosophy present in many of today's modern liberal educational reform movements. Challenging the four pillars of Dewey's pragmatism --science, nature, democracy, experience --Paringer argues for a critical or radical education praxis that more sensitively comes to grips with the difficulties of the nuclearized...(Read More)
Researching Lived Experience
Researching Lived Experience (July 1990)
Human Science for an Action Sensitive Pedagogy
Max van Manen - Author

Researching Lived Experience introduces an approach to qualitative research methodology in education and related fields that is distinct from traditional approaches derived from the behavioral or natural sciences—an approach rooted in the “everyday lived experience” of human beings in educational situations. Rather than relying on abstract generalizations and theories, van Manen offers an alternative that taps the unique natu...(Read More)
Religious Fundamentalism and American Education
Religious Fundamentalism and American Education (April 1990)
The Battle for the Public Schools
Eugene F. Provenzo Jr. - Author

For the past twenty-five years, 'ultra-fundamentalist' Christians have put increasing pressure on American public education to conform exclusively with their own philosophy and vision of education and culture. Eugene Provenzo considers and addresses the impact that the fundamentalist movement has had on such issues as censorship, textbook content, Creationism versus Evolution, the family and education, school prayer, and the state regulation of Chr...(Read More)
The Moral Collapse of the University
The Moral Collapse of the University (October 1989)
Professionalism, Purity, and Alienation
Bruce Wilshire - Author

"Make no mistake about it, this is a very powerful work. It is a brilliant and penetrating analysis of one of the most serious problems of our time, i.e., the University's loss of integrity and the consequent vulgarization of our intellectual life. It is a liberal response to Bloom, not just a dismissal." -- Philip L. Smith, The Ohio State University

"Bruce Wilshire's The Moral Collapse of the University: Professionalism, ...(Read More)
George S. Counts and Charles A. Beard
George S. Counts and Charles A. Beard (October 1989)
Collaborators for Change
Lawrence J. Dennis - Editor

"The book focuses on a crucial era in American education, and by limiting the scope of the book to the collaboration of two important figures the editor has provided the kind of insights that 'surveys' of the progressive education era are unable to provide. The vigor and passion of the subjects as well as the time come through in a most enjoyable way. The book is well written and a joy to read." -- E. Wayne Ross, State University of New York at Al...(Read More)
Education, Modernity, and Fractured Meaning
Education, Modernity, and Fractured Meaning (August 1989)
Toward A Process Theory of Teaching and Learning
Donald W. Oliver - Author
Kathleen Waldron Gershman - With assistance from

An indictment of the ideology of modernity, which has resulted in our leading incoherent and fragmented lives, Oliver and Gershman's book explores the profound paradigmatic differences that exist among the world's people and describes a rich theory of knowing and being, commonly called "process philosophy." The promise of process philosophy is in its potential to allow us to participate more fully in the flow of all of time and nature. But what do...(Read More)
Academic Rebels in Chile
Academic Rebels in Chile (July 1989)
The Role of Philosophy in Higher Education and Politics
Ivan Jaksic - Author

Many philosophers have been appointed to top-level political positions during Chile's modern history. What makes Chilean philosophers unique in the context of Latin America and beyond, is that they have developed a sophisticated rationale for both their participation and withdrawal from politics. All along, philosophers have grappled with fundamental problems such as the role of religion and politics in society. They have also played a fundame...(Read More)
Pedagogy, Printing and Protestantism
Pedagogy, Printing and Protestantism (July 1989)
The Discourse on Childhood
Carmen Luke - Author

"The author's creativity lies in bringing Foucault's perspective to bear on the convergence of many forces in 15th and 16th century Europe." -- Clifford Hill, Columbia University

Using Foucault's history of discourse, this book examines the relationship between the invention of the printing press and the evolution of concepts regarding childhood and schooling. It is an interdisciplinary study of schooling, childhood, literacy, and protestant...(Read More)
What's Worth Teaching?
What's Worth Teaching? (April 1989)
Selecting, Organizing, and Integrating Knowledge
Marion Brady - Author

In his daring and ground-breaking work, Brady argues that the most satisfactory way to make the general education curriculum a coherent whole is not by bridging between the parts but by recognizing them as integral, logically-related components of larger entities. These "larger entities" are socio-cultural systems.

When considering what's worth teaching, administrators and faculty typically have faced issues such as these:

For decad...(Read More)
Whitehead, Process Philosophy, and Education
Whitehead, Process Philosophy, and Education (June 1983)
Robert S. Brumbaugh - Author

This book shows clearly how philosophy can be applied to education in an effective manner. It is applied metaphysics in the fullest sense—a truly practical philosophy book.

Robert Brumbaugh shows convincingly how our current educational practices are based on a metaphysics derived from seventeenth-century physics. Our modern understanding of reality implies a very different view of education and very different edu...(Read More)
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