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Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy

1st Edition

eISBN-13: 9781483364742

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Education is a field sometimes beset by theories-of-the-day and with easy panaceas that overpromise the degree to which they can alleviate pressing educational problems. The two-volume Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy introduces readers to theories that have stood the test of time and those that have provided the historical foundation for the best of contemporary educational theory and practice. Drawing together a team of international scholars, this invaluable reference examines the global landscape of all the key theories and the theorists behind them and presents them in the context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses. In addition to interpretations of long-established theories, this work offers essays on cutting-edge research and concise, to-the-point definitions of key concepts, ideas, schools, and figures.


Over 300 signed entries by trusted experts in the field are organized into two volumes and overseen by a distinguished general editor and an international editorial board.
Entries are followed by cross references and further reading suggestions.
A Reader’s Guide groups entries thematically
The Reader’s Guide, detailed index, and cross references combine for strong search-and-browse capabilities in the electronic version.

Available in a choice of print or electronic formats, Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy is an ideal reference for anyone interested in the roots of contemporary educational theory. 

Key Themes:

Aims of Education
Classic Premodern Philosophers, Theories, and Theorists
Educational Research, Evaluation, and Testing
Equity, Rights, Social Stratification, and Citizenship
Higher Education
Learners, Learning, and Teaching
Liberal Education
Moral, Religious, Spiritual, and Social/Cultural Values
Multiculturalism and Special Populations
Organization of Schooling
Philosophy of Science, Sociology of Science, and Epistemology
Philosophy of Education: Feminist Perspectives
Philosophy of Education: Nonwestern Traditions
Philosophy of Education: The Analytic Tradition
Philosophy of Education: The Continental Traditions
Philosophy of Education: The Political Theory Tradition
Philosophy of Education: The Pragmatic Tradition
Progressive Education
Psychological Orientation in Educational Theory
Social Sciences Orientation in Educational Theory

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ISBNs 9781452230894, 9781452230894, 1483364747, 9781483364742
Language English
Number of Pages 952
Edition 1st