British Journal of Educational Studies 54 (2):136 - 159 (2006)
|Abstract||This paper proceeds through four stages. First, it provides an account of the origins and evolution of the concept of educational theory. Second, it uses this historical narrative to show how what we now call 'educational theory' is deeply rooted in the foundationalist discourse of late nineteenth and early twentieth century modernity. Third, it outlines and defends a postfoundationalist critique of the foundationalist epistemological assumptions on which our understanding of educational theory has been erected. Finally, it argues that the only conclusion to draw from this postfoundationalist critique is that educational theory has run its course and should now be brought to a dignified end.|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||No categories specified (fix it)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Wilfred Carr (1980/1995). For Education: Towards Critical Educational Inquiry. Open University Press.
Fiachra Long (2008). Troubled Theory in the Debate Between Hirst and Carr. Journal of Philosophy of Education 42 (1):133-147.
Tal Gilead (2011). The Provenances of Economic Theory's Impact on Education: French Educational Thought at the End of the Ancien Régime. Educational Theory 61 (1):55-73.
Henry C. Johnson (1965). Progressive Education: A Case of Arrested Development? A Brief Critical Review of Twentieth Century Educational Theory. Educational Theory 15 (3):188-197.
Harry Brighouse & Adam Swift (2009). Educational Equality Versus Educational Adequacy: A Critique of Anderson and Satz. Journal of Applied Philosophy 26 (2):117-128.
Andrea English (2011). Critical Listening and the Dialogic Aspect of Moral Education: J.F. Herbart's Concept of the Teacher as Moral Guide. Educational Theory 61 (2):171-189.
Wally Morrow (1994). Entitlement and Achievement in Education. Studies in Philosophy and Education 13 (1):33-47.
Richard Edwards (2011). Theory Matters: Representation and Experimentation in Education. Educational Philosophy and Theory 44 (5):522-534.
Karsten Kenklies (2012). Educational Theory as Topological Rhetoric: The Concepts of Pedagogy of Johann Friedrich Herbart and Friedrich Schleiermacher. Studies in Philosophy and Education 31 (3):265-273.
Barbara Crossouard & John Pryor (2012). How Theory Matters: Formative Assessment Theory and Practices and Their Different Relations to Education. Studies in Philosophy and Education 31 (3):251-263.
Michael Imber (1984). Toward a Theory of Educational Origins: The Genesis of Sex Education. Educational Theory 34 (3):275-286.
Chia-Ling Wang (2011). Power/Knowledge for Educational Theory: Stephen Ball and the Reception of Foucault. Journal of Philosophy of Education 45 (1):141-156.
Raf Vanderstraeten & Gert Biesta (2006). How Is Education Possible? Pragmatism, Communication and the Social Organisation of Education. British Journal of Educational Studies 54 (2):160 - 174.
David Carr (2003). Making Sense of Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy and Theory of Education and Teaching. Routledgefalmer.
Wilfred Carr (1987). Critical Theory and Educational Studies. Journal of Philosophy of Education 21 (2):287–295.
Added to index2011-05-29
Total downloads4 ( #178,434 of 548,969 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #63,511 of 548,969 )
How can I increase my downloads?