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Research Article  |   August 1987
Pragmatism as a Foundation for Occupational Therapy Curricula
Author Affiliations
  • Estelle Breines, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, is President, Geri-Rehab, Inc., and Executive Director, Developmental Re/habilitation Services, 170 Hibbler Road, Lebanon, New Jersey 08833
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Research Article   |   August 1987
Pragmatism as a Foundation for Occupational Therapy Curricula
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 1987, Vol. 41, 522-525. doi:10.5014/ajot.41.8.522
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 1987, Vol. 41, 522-525. doi:10.5014/ajot.41.8.522
Abstract

This paper shows that the founders of occupational therapy adhered to the philosophy of pragmatism. A structure for curriculum design based on this philosophy is presented. It is proposed that clarifying our foundational philosophy to students by means of this structure would enhance their synthesis of occupational therapy concepts.