Dewey, John, Sources of a Science of Education. New York: Liveright, 1929. Reprinted pp. 1-40 in J. A. Boydston, ed., John Dewey: The Later Works, 1929-1953, Vol. 5: 1929-1930. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1984.
Discusses distincitons between inquiry in the disciplines and in education; shows how the philosophical, psychological, and sociological disciplines can be sources of a science of educaiton; shows how eductional practice calls for judgments based on knowledge and does not use educational science as rules or receipes.
Broad Topical Focus
Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Defining Curriculum Research Questions, Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Mode of Inquiry in the Study
Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study
Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes, Education as a Field of Study, Knowledge Utilization, Knowledge Generation, Classics of Curriculum Literature, Practical Knowledge, Curriculum Deliberation
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