Chambliss presents clearly the position that educational theory is a theory of conduct rather than an applied science. It is theory of conduct, not about conduct. He reveals the richness of this idea and examines the various ways it has been discussed in the works of Aristotle, Rousseau, Dewey, and others. He also demonstrates its timeliness for today's educators by presenting it as an antidote to the current widespread tendency of trying to quantify conduct, to treat education as a thing to be measured.Each example of conduct is a way of educating. The idea that ways of thinking about education are ways of thinking about conduct is the point of departure for the present essay. As we have seen in the examples of terms defined in the Oxford English Dictionary, the idea points to something so familiar in our experience that it seems almost ... There is no single source of principles in this tradition.
|Title||:||Educational Theory as Theory of Conduct|
|Author||:||Joseph James Chambliss|
|Publisher||:||SUNY Press - 1987|