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EDUC 581: Philosophy of Education

(Dual-listed with EDUC 481). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered odd-numbered years.

Introduction to philosophy of education. Emphasis is placed on historical and contemporary debates about the nature and purposes(s) of education in a just society. Possible topics include questions such as: When is one justified in claiming to know or to have learned? Who is morally responsible for a learner's education or schooling? What is a just distribution of educational opportunities? How might one teach philosophically?.