The Scope of Philosophy of Education

Hook, Sidney
November 1956
Education Digest;Nov1956, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p43
This article examines the philosophy of education. In searching for the philosophy of education one may focus on the role education play in the organization of society and the transmission of culture and how the individual needs and interests affected by community traditions and institutions. It is apparent, therefore, that the philosophy of education is primarily concerned with questions of value, with issues of ethics and social philosophy. The philosophy of education, more conventionally understood, is inquiry into the attitudes and dispositions which formal schooling should aim to develop in students. A philosophy of education will develop when philosophers and educators concern themselves with questions of education.


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