Educational Theory as Theory of Culture: A Vichian perspective on the educational theories of John Dewey and Kieran Egan

Author: Polito, Theodora

Source: Educational Philosophy and Theory, Volume 37, Number 4, August 2005 , pp. 475-494(20)

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Abstract:

Abstract

At the center of every well-constructed theory of education is a philosophical anthropology-reasoned speculation as to the origins on man's conditions in the history of culture, especially the particular phenomenon of consciousness that underlies historical periods. Using the lens of one of the most significant theories of culture produced, we examine the philosophical anthropological accounts reflected in the theories of John Dewey and Kieran Egan, which are responsible for their divergent educational plans.

Keywords: Dewey; Egan; culture; curriculum; theory

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-5812.2005.00136.x

Affiliations: College of Staten Island of CUNY, NYC

Publication date: August 1, 2005

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