Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education

Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education : A Biographical Introduction

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Appropriate as a core text for Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education courses. This unique text is structured around the major movements in world history, the biographies of leading educators, and the philosophies and ideologies that resulted from their ideas. Particularly effective, is the author's use of biographies to enhance and examine the great movements in history. By reading the biographies of 22 theorists, philosophers and educators, students are able to better understand the human condition that shaped these major historical movements. This biographical focus, combined with an effective examination of history and philosophy, provides a clear interdisciplinary way to examine the development of educational ideas.show more

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  • Paperback | 420 pages
  • 191.3 x 235.2 x 20.3mm | 680.4g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0130131415
  • 9780130131416

Table of contents

1. Educational Biography and the Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education. 2. Plato: Idealist Philosopher and Educator for the Perfect Society. 3. Aristotle: Founder of Realism. 4. Quintilian: Rhetorical Educator in Service of the Emperor. 5. Thomas Aquinas: Scholastic Theologian and Creator of the Medieval Christian Synthesis. 6. Desiderius Erasmus: Renaissance Humanist and Cosmopolitan Educator. 7. John Calvin: Theologian and Educator of the Protestant Reformation. 8. Johann Amos Comenius: Pansophist Educator and Proponent of International Education. 9. Jean Jacques Rousseau: Prophet of Naturalism. 10. Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi: Proponent of Educating the Heart and Senses. 11. Thomas Jefferson: Advocate of Republican Education. 12. Mary Wollstonecraft: Proponent of Women's Rights and Education. 13. Horace Mann: Leader of the Common School Movement. 14. Robert Owen: Utopian Socialist and Communitarian Educator. 15. Friedrich Froebel: Founder of the Kindergarten. 16. John Stuart Mill: Proponent of Liberalism. 17. Herbert Spencer: Advocate of Individualism, Science, and Social Darwinism. 18. Jane Addams: Advocate of Socialized Education. 19. John Dewey: Pragmatist Philosopher and Progressive Educator. 20. Maria Montessori: Proponent of Early Childhood Education. 21. Mohandas Gandhi: Father of Indian Independence. 22. W.E.B. DuBois: Scholar and Activist for African American Rights. 23. Mao Tse-tung: Revolutionary Educator. Index.show more

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