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Why Study Philosophy of Education


  1. To be able to understand the orientation of a classroom teacher. (important for student teaching and evaluating others on their own terms)
  2. To understand the philosophy of school systems.
  3. To be able to differentiate between what is said and what is done.
  4. To develop a personal philosophy of education from the perspective of teacher, student, and/or citizen.

 
George F. Kneller (1994) calling for a Chair in Philosophy and Education. 
Educationists and Their Vanities: 100 Missives to My Colleagues. SF: Caddo Gap Press, 63-64. 


“Philosophy in the Education of Teachers”Perry, Charner and Morgan, Douglas. 1958. Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 32, 139-144.


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