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God And Science In The Public Schools, Lynne Rudder Baker Jan 2000

God And Science In The Public Schools, Lynne Rudder Baker

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On March 11, 2000, the New York Times reported that an overwhelming majority of Americans believe that creationism should be taught alongside Darwin’s theory of evolution in the public schools. This controversy raises important questions in the philosophy of science, as well as questions about public education in a democracy. This paper considers some of the arguments on both sides of this debate.


A Response To Professor Scheffler’S Paper, Reginald D. Archambault Jan 1971

A Response To Professor Scheffler’S Paper, Reginald D. Archambault

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I find much of value in Professor Scheffler’s remarks. However, there is a problem facing teacher education that very fundamental, and it requires a more radical solution. The problem is a crisis of faith in our current system of education. This crisis compels the prospective teacher to consider the characterization, definition, and justification of any subject matter whatsoever.


Philosophy And The Curriculum, Israel Scheffler Jan 1971

Philosophy And The Curriculum, Israel Scheffler

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There are many ways in which philosophy can contribute to the improvement of education. This paper proposes one particular contribution. Those who are studying to be teachers should be taught some of the philosophy that is related to the discipline that they will teach. There are four ways in which this can contribute to their education. First, it will give an analytical description of the forms of thought employed in their discipline. Second, it will provide some evaluation and criticism of those same forms of thought. Third, it will analyze some specific materials in such a way as to systematize ...


Remarks On ‘Philosophy And The Curriculum’, John D. Wilson Jan 1971

Remarks On ‘Philosophy And The Curriculum’, John D. Wilson

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The ‘philosophy-of’ approach advocated by Professor Scheffler would be enormously helpful to the future teacher. Systematic experience with the philosophical literature in his area will do more to bolster the confidence of the teacher than almost anything else that he or she will learn in the liberal arts.