Basic concepts of educational science: analysis, critique, proposals

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University Press of America, Incorporated, 1994 - Education - 279 pages
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This book offers reliable orientation in dealing with pedagogical discourse. Brezinka explains important concepts of educational science, such as education, aim of education, and educational means. In his efforts to exactly define these terms, he clarifies the linguistic, logico-empirical and ideological-critical analysis of pedagogical concepts. The results are fundamental for the science of education, philosophy of education, and practical pedagogics. Contents: Introduction; I. EDUCATION. Conceptual Confusion in the Problem Area of "Education"; II. EDUCATIONAL AIM. Conceptual Confusion in the Problem Area "Aims of Education"; Semantic Analysis of the Word "Aim"; Clarification of the Concept "Educational Aim"; Purpose and Functions of Educational Aims; Summary; III. NEED FOR EDUCATION. Semantic Analysis of the Term "Need for Education"; Provisional Specification of the Concept "Need for Education"; Logico-Empirical Analysis: Need for Education as an Essential Human Attribute?: Ideological-Critical Analysis: "Need for Education" as a Slogan; Summary and Prospects for the Future; Bibliography; Name Index; Subject Index.

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TASKS OF EDUCATIONAL SCIENCE
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Education
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Copyright

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About the author (1994)

Wolfgang Brezinka is Professor of Educational Science and Chair of the Education Department at the University of Konstanz in Germany.

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