Merritt, James||Pauts, Wilmer
M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)
Department of Education
Problem. This paper Is a comparative study of the nature of four curricular concepts traced through five philosophies of education. The four curricular concepts presented are: (1) habits, (2) communication, (3) problem-solving, and (4) democratic processes. Although other philosophies of education exist, the five selected for study are Instrumentalism. Realism, Thomism, Idealism, and Existentialism. Procedure. A broad overview of the five philosophies of education is presented first followed by one concept in each of the succeeding four chapters. The concept chapters contain the views of the five philosophies of education and conclude with a comparative summary of the ideas expressed. Findings and Conclusions. It was found that each philosophy of education maintained a view of these curricular concepts that differed slightly or sometimes greatly from the other philosophies. This study indicates that philosophy of education even when pursued by the non-specialist can be a source of sans significant clarification of standard concepts employed by curricular workers.
Duffy, Erna Kroger, "A comparative study of the nature of four curricular concepts traced through five philosophies of education" (1962). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 126.
iv, 40 pages
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