Title

Egan, Kieran, "Why Education is So Difficult and Contentious," Teachers College Record, 103(December, 2001), 923-941.

Authors

Kieran Egan

Annotation

Notes that education operates with three incompatible ideas/ideals (language/socialization, academics/knowlege, individual development/freedom); suggests they should complement one another, not contradict; but don't; suggests an ideal that avoids this contradiction.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form

Source Discipline

Curriculum

Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Philosophical Schools, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

 

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