Dr. Harry Samuel Broudy

Date of Birth: July 27, 1905
Place of Birth: Fillipowa, Poland
Nationality: Polish
Date of Death: June 24, 1998 (age 92)
Survived by his wife Dorothy, son Richard, and brothers Joseph and Jack
Dr. Harry S. Broudy was a progressivist/existentialist who thought the student should learn in a aesthetic educational environment and through self discovery.

1956 - Psychology for General Education
1964 - Democracy and Excellence in American Secondary Education: A Study in curriculum theory
1964 - The Scholars and the Public Schools
1965 - Exemplars of Teaching Method
1966 - Problems and Prospects in Vocational Education
1972 - Enlightened Cherishing: An Essay on Aesthetic Education
1972 - The Real World of Public Schools
1973 - Philosophy of Educational Research
1974 - General Education: The Search for a Rational
1977 - The Ways and Hows of Aesthetic Education
1978 - The Survey of Aesthetic Attitudes of Key School Personnel
1981 - Truth and Credibility, the Citizen’s Dilemma
1982 - Report on Case Studies on Uses of Knowledge to the Spencer Foundation
1987 - The Role of Imagery Learning
1988 - The Uses of Schooling
1994 - reprint of Enlightened Cherishing: An Essay on Aesthetic Education

A synopsis of Dr. Harry S. Broudy’s viewpoint of Education:
Dr. Broudy said “ education is basic to all other forms of inquiry, because there is none that does not involve learning and some teaching(Broudy 1972).” He also believes” teaching sensitivity to the appearance of things, the expressive properties of color, sound, texture and movement organized into aesthetic objects, and the perception and construction of images that portray intimations of reality in he form of feelings(McNeil 1990).” Dr. Broudy also wrote a book entitled Truth and Credibility: The citizen’s dilemma to support his thoughts on citizenship being part of the educational curriculum.

Why Dr. Harry S. Broudy is relevant to education:
He and his wife conducted seminars on interdisciplinary thinking and aesthetic education in Canada, Europe, South America, Asia, Australia, and in the United States. Dr. Broudy influenced people through his position as editor of The Educational Form, and was the general editor of the University of Illinois Press. He also served on editorial boards for The Music Educators Journal, Educational Theory and The Journal of Aesthetic Education. In 1984 Dr. Broudy was honored by the state of Illinois for his efforts to create statutory requirements for arts education in schools. He served on the advisory board and was a senior faculty member of the Getty Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts. Dr. Broudy was relevant to education in my opinion because he was on so many boards and edited so many papers that he could make a real push for aesthetic education and self discovery on the part of the learner. He was also able to travel the world and promote his philosophy.

Broudy, H. S. (1972). The real world of public schools. New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.

McNeil, J.D. (1990).Curriculum: A comprehensive introduction. Harper Collins Publishers.

Obituary of Dr. Harry S. Broudy. ( July 2000). University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Educational Policy Studies page. Online available: http://x.ed.uiuc.edu/EPS/people/Broudy_Obit.html

Publications  by Dr. Harry S. Broudy.  (Jan 2000). University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Brief records display page. Online available:  http://pac.ilcso.uiuc.edu/web2/tramp2.exe/do_keyword_search/A14i8g9e.000

Report Prepared by:
Lance Dawsey