Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education

Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education : Selected Readings

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Appropriate for courses in Historical or Philosophical Foundations of Education where a book of readings is desired. As a companion text to Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education: A Biographical Introduction or as a stand-alone volume, these readings offer a keen understanding of the education profession through the writings of the world's great educational thinkers. The selected educational thinkers and the primary sources in the book reflect the major movements in world history. Situated in history, philosophy, and ideology, these sources offer a rich theoretical foundation for professionals in education.show more

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  • Paperback | 225 pages
  • 190.5 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 408.23g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130122335
  • 9780130122339

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1. Plato: Idealist Philosopher and Educator for the Perfect Society. 2. Aristotle: Founder of Realism. 3. Quintilian: Rhetorical Educator in Service of the Emperor. 4. Thomas Aquinas: Scholastic Theologian and the Creator of the Medieval Christian Synthesis. 5. Desiderius Erasmus: Renaissance Humanist and Cosmopolitan Educator. 6. John Calvin: Theologian and Educator of the Protestant Reformation. 7. Johann Amos Comenius: Pansophist Educator and Proponent of International Education. 8. Jean Jacques Rousseau: Prophet of Naturalism 9. Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi: Proponent of Educating the Heart and Senses. 10. Thomas Jefferson: Advocate of Republican Education. 11. Mary Wollstonecraft: Proponent of Women's Rights and Education. 12. Horace Mann: Leader of the Common School Movement. 13. Robert Owen: Utopian Socialist and Communitarian Educator. 14. Friedrich Froebel: Founder of the Kindergarten. 15. John Stuart Mill: Proponent of Liberalism. 16. Herbert Spencer: Advocate of Individualism, Science, and Social Darwinism. 17. Jane Addams: Advocate of Socialized Education. 18. John Dewey: Pragmatist Philosopher and Progressive Educator. 19. Maria Montessori: Proponent of Early Childhood Education. 20. Mohandas Gandhi: Father of Indian Independence. 21. W.E.B. DuBois: Scholar and Activist for African American Rights. 22. Mao Tse-tung: Revolutionary Educator. Index.show more

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