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Name: Brooke Belsaas E-mail Address: brooke_b97@yahoo.com
Question: I am trying to answer a d/q using the five philosophies of education and need to find advantages and disadvantages quoted from a theorist. Example: Perennialism the type of philosophy this is and a pro and con of the philosophy- was trying to find a good theorist
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Hi Brooke

We have a number of ebooks in Ebscohost Academic Ebooks on educational philosophy. I would look them up using those terms : educational philosophy. I have done educational philosophy papers like what you have doing myself in the past since education is the field, so I would suggest that you read a number of educational books on perennialism or whatever education theory you choose and then based on what you have read, you will be able to come up with your own list of advantages and disadvantages of perennialism.

Here is an example of one of the books that might be useful to you in our collection: Philosophy of education research by Richard Pring. We have 461 ebooks on the topic. 

If you go into the databases and do a search by combining in the Education Research Complete Database and the Wilson Education Abstracts databases in Ebscohost, using "perennialism and educational philosophy" you will find  about 7 articles. Some are full-text but otherw will require us to get them for you through ILL, since they are only abstracts. None focus on the advantages and disadvantages of the specific philosophy. With writing papers like those, you have to come up with your own deductions after reading the theory.

Gloria Creed-Dikeogu, Ottawa University Myers Library, 785-248-2536

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