Interpreting Education

1st Edition

Abraham Edel

Routledge
Published January 30, 1985
Reference - 350 Pages
ISBN 9780887380594 - CAT# Y351586
Series: Science, Ideology & Values Series

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Summary

What is meant by education? How are educational institutions and processes evaluated, and how can they be improved? What curriculum is best? How are philosophy and education related? Abraham Edel answers these questions in the course of exploring education. He considers the problems of educational philosophy under conditions of rapid social change in the twentieth century and argues that too many of the traditional approaches to education were set in an effort to delineate a permanent structure rather than to work out ways of handling rapid change. Older models of education have worn thin and new approaches have to be constructed. Interpreting Education clears away old confusions and indicates the conditions that fresh modes of thought will have to satisfy.

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