Work of the Fellows: Monographs

Abraham Edel, Interpreting Education

Edel, Abraham (Fellow, 1978-79)

New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Books, 1985

From the publisher's description:

What is meant by education? How are educational institutions and processes evaluated, and how can they be improved? What curriculum is best? How are philosophy and education related? Abraham Edel answers these questions in the course of exploring education. He considers the problems of educational philosophy under conditions of rapid social change in the twentieth century and argues that too many of the traditional approaches to education were set in an effort to delineate a permanent structure rather than to work out ways of handling rapid change. Older models of education have worn thin and new approaches have to be constructed. Interpreting Education clears away old confusions and indicates the conditions that fresh modes of thought will have to satisfy.

Subjects: Philosophy; Education Studies; Education Theory;