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Philosophical Foundations of Education: Connecting Philosophy to Theory and Practice 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0130264091
ISBN-10: 0130264091
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 1 edition (July 18, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0130264091
  • ISBN-13: 978-0130264091
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.8 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #695,939 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Acrimone on September 18, 2010
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Sheila Dunn's textbook attempts to fuse a limited overview of philosophy with a meandering conversation about education. The resulting conglomeration is a bit of a mess: the philosophy is fragmented and often incomplete and the educational discussions are vague at best. There is little effort to establish a link between the philosophical issues which are discussed and their practical application in educational settings. It contains the worst of both the worlds it is trying to straddle, and very little good from either of them: The philosophy is presented in a dry, factual style that is totally lacking in the vibrant methodological approach that makes philosophy worth studying, and the philosophical works that are excerpted are not treated with any depth or texture. The educational issues are presented facilely, without much in the way of guidance, and cover only the most banal and obvious of issues. A student using this textbook, at the end of his learning, will have learned little of philosophy beyond mere historical fact, only a bit of the most pop-sort of educational theory, and very little at all about how the two are related.

Besides these failings, the book is aimed too low for any reasonable college student or teaching professional, and too high for high school students. There is no ideal audience for this book, unless it be people who wish to think (falsely) that they have some understanding of the "philosophical" (in the sense of "I have a philosophy") issues involved in superficial discussions of educational theory.
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This book was very thorough in its coverage of the different time-periods concerning philosophy.
It gives summaries of different philosophers' ideas and also provides critiques that point out problems.
If a reader is interested in an overview of educational philosophy, without much commentary, this is a useful book.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on October 6, 2010
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I definitely feel that I got it for a good price, compared to what I probably would have paid for it on campus at the university. The only thing I thought was that a lot of the pictures look like they just made a copy of it on the copy machine and scanned it onto the page, this just doesn't make me think that it was worth the price I paid.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By me on February 11, 2011
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It's easy to read, but seems to have a little bias in it, you will see what I mean if you read it.
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