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DOI

10.14221/ajte.1986v11n1.4

Abstract

Those of us who teach philosophy of education can hardly be happy with the present state of our subject. On many counts now the energetic optimism of a decade or two ago just seems misplaced. Of course there have been considerable achievements, but much is wrong and badly wrong. The abundance, diversity and quality of literature that marks a healthy discipline is not yet in evidence, educational leaders and top decision makers take little heed of philosophical counsel, eminent educational philosophers are questioning the place of theoretical disciplines in teacher education, declining members of philosophy of education societies seem to reflect declining career prospects, and political developments in some countries are reflected in educational administrations that set little value on liberal studies, independent though and philosophy.

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10.14221/ajte.1986v11n1.4