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Philosophical Foundations of Education

Now in its ninth edition, "Philosophical Foundations of Education" provides readers with comprehensive knowledge about the various schools of thought that have comprised the philosophy of education throughout history. Highly readable, this chronological text gives insight into the individuals who helped develop various philosophies of education and provides historical information about how they lived and how they learned. In addition, each chapter covers each philosophy's aims, methods, curriculums, teaching roles, advantages, and disadvantages. Covering not only how each philosophy evolved over time but also how these philosophies influenced subsequent educational practice, this popular textbook also challenges readers to apply what they have learned in their own profession and develop their own philosophies about education, instruction, and schooling.
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Table of Contents

Brief Contents IntroductionChapter 1 - Idealism and EducationChapter 2 - Realism and EducationChapter 3 - Eastern Philosophy, Religion, and EducationChapter 4 - Pragmatism and EducationChapter 5 - Reconstructionism and EducationChapter 6 - Behaviorism and EducationChapter 7 - Existentialism, Phenomenology, and EducationChapter 8 - Marxism and EducationChapter 9 - Analytic Philosophy and EducationChapter 10 - Postmodernism and EducationPostscriptUseful Websites and Internet LinksSelected BibliographyIndex

About the Author

Dr Howard A. Ozmon is professor emeritus at Virginia Commonwealth University and the author of many articles and books on philosophy and education. Dr. Ozmon taught in public schools in New York and New Jersey, and has been a professor at several colleges and universities including Miami University (Ohio), the University of Virginia, William Paterson University (New Jersey), and Chicago State University, where he was chairman of the Department of Education. Dr. Ozmon continues to publish in scholarly journals and lectures widely. He is listed as a member of many professional organizations, has received many awards, and is included in Wikipedia. Additional information may be obtained by visiting his website at www.

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