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Educational Epistemology — Need Help

Hi Mrs. Bluedorn,

Would you have some recommendations for recent books on educational epistemology? I am going back to finish some education classes this summer, and one assignment is to read and review a book on educational epistemology that has been published since 1991. I thought you might have some good suggestions.

Thanks,
Leah

First I had to ask Harvey what the term educational epistemology means. Epistemology is a branch of philosophy which deals with the study of why and how it is that you know something about any particular subject. So, educational epistemology would be the study of why and how you know something in the area of education, although Harvey wonders if perhaps your teachers have a more narrow definition in mind.

The only books on educational epistemology which I know about are those that deal directly or indirectly with homeschooling. I’ve listed some below. Perhaps our readers can suggest others.

Your Child’s Growing Mind: Brain Development and Learning From Birth to Adolescence by Jane Healy

Endangered Minds: Why Children Don’t Think And What We Can Do About It by Jane Healy

Failure to Connect: How Computers Affect Our Children’s Minds — and What We Can Do About It by Jane Healy

The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook by Raymond and Dorothy Moore

Underground History of American Education by John Taylor Gatto

One Response to “Educational Epistemology — Need Help”

  1. Leah Says:

    Thanks Mrs. Bluedorn. I’ll look into them.

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