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    DescriptionSynthesizing ideas from such disparate thinkers as educator Maria Montessori, philosophers John Dewey and Ayn Rand, and Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises, Montessori, Dewey, and Capitalism presents a philosophy of education-the theory of concentrated attention and independent judgment-that requires laissez-faire capitalism for its full realization. It is not an argument, except indirectly, for the separation of education and state nor is it a critique of present and past state-run schooling. It is an argument for the abolition of coercion in all areas of life. What is the ideal education system? asks the author. One that rejects the premise of obedience to authority. Not just in teaching, but also in parenting and in all social relations. Just as an ideal social system would allow citizens to pursue their values without interruption or control from an outside authority, namely the state, so also the ideal education system should allow children and students to concentrate without interruption on the learning tasks that interest them. The adult guides and nurtures the young, neither coercing nor neglecting them, to develop the confidence and independence required for an adult life in a capitalist society.

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    Montessori, Dewey, and Capitalism
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jerry Kirkpatrick
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 216
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    ISBN 13: 9780978780326
    ISBN 10: 0978780329

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: EDU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.8
    BIC subject category V2: JNA
    Ingram Subject Code: ED
    B&T General Subject: 340
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    BISAC V2.8: EDU040000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17220
    Abridged Dewey: 370
    DC22: 370.1
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    LC classification: 2007904768
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    LC classification: LC66 .K57 2008
    Thema V1.0: JNA
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    TLJ Books
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    TLJ Books
    Publication date
    28 February 2008
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