Philosophical, Ideological, and Theoretical Perspectives on Education, 2nd edition

  • Gerald L. Gutek

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Gerald Gutek’s Philosophical, Ideological, and Theoretical Perspectives on Education uses a systems approach to help readers examine the major schools of philosophy of education; consider the relationship of education to major ideologies including Nationalism, Liberalism, Conservatism, and Marxism; and analyze the impact of philosophy and ideology on educational theory and practice through the theories of Essentialism, Perennialism, Social Reconstruction, and Critical Theory. The concepts are made clear through the book’s helpful chapter organization, which includes definitions of terms; historical contributors and antecedents; a general discussion of the particular philosophy, ideology, or theory; and relationship and application to education, especially to schools, curriculum, instruction, and to teachers and students.

Table of contents

PART 1 Philosophies and Education

Chapter 1 Philosophy and Education 2

Chapter 2 Idealism and Education 18

Chapter 3 Realism and Education 46

Chapter 4 Pragmatism and Education 74

Chapter 5 Existentialism and Education 104

Chapter 6 Postmodernism and Education 138


PART 2 Ideologies and Education

Chapter 7 Ideology and Education 166

Chapter 8 Nationalism, American Exceptionalism, Ethnonationalism, and Education 194

Chapter 9 Liberalism and Education 216

Chapter 10 Conservatism and Education 250

Chapter 11 Marxism and Education 272


PART 3 Theories and Education

Chapter 12 Theory and Education 298

Chapter 13 Essentialism and Education 310

Chapter 14 Perennialism and Education 340

Chapter 15 Progressivism and Education 362

Chapter 16 Social Reconstructionism and Education 388

Chapter 17 Critical Theory and Education 420

Published by Pearson (August 15th 2013) - Copyright © 2014