While philosophy of education is in one sense as old as philosophy itself, it emerged as a particular specialism of educational and philosophical scholarship in the English-speaking world in the twentieth century. This article discusses the philosophical engagement with education through time, highlighting issues concerning the definition of its two key terms - philosophy and education - discussing some classics in the philosophical literature on education, in order to arrive at a sketch of the development of philosophy of education in the twentieth century.
|Title of host publication||International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 26 Mar 2015|
- Analytic philosophy of education
- Educational purpose
- Educational theory
- Philosophy of education