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Dewey, Russell, Whitehead: Philosophers as Educators
by Brian Patrick Hendley
foreword by George Kimball Plochmann
introduction by Robert S. Brumbaugh
Southern Illinois University Press, 1986
Cloth: 978-0-8093-1229-0 | eISBN: 978-0-8093-8607-9 | Paper: 978-0-8093-2983-0
Library of Congress Classification LA126.H42 1986
Dewey Decimal Classification 370.1

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ABOUT THIS BOOK


In Philosophers as Educators Brian Patrick Hendley argues that philosophers of edu­cation should reject their preoccupation with defining terms and analyzing concepts and embrace the philosophical task of con­structing general theories of education.  Hendley discusses in detail the educational philosophies of John Dewey, Bertrand Rus­sell, and Alfred North Whitehead. He sees in these men excellent role models that contem­porary philosophers might well follow. Hendley believes that, like these men­tors, philosophers should take a more ac­tive, practical role in education. Dewey and Russell ran their own schools, and Whitehead served as a university admin­istrator and as a member of many com­mittees created to study education.



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