Studies in Philosophy and Education 16 (1-2):125-138 (1997)

What Israel Scheffler analyzed in his The Language of Education was a corpus of slogans and metaphors which obviously influence public communication. But are these a language of “education”? The article argues that “language of education” is a historical enterprise that constitutes a special public discourse on and about education. The writings of the eminent educators developed and reflected this discourse, the language of education is composed out of typical arguments and suggestions not just of slogans and metaphors. And this corpus is historically very stable: The basic arguments are similar and there is little change in the basic creeds of what one can call the public language of education (to be opposed to philosophy of education)
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