Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education

Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education : A Biographical Introduction

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For Historical Foundations of Education and Philosophical Foundations of Education courses.

Structured around major movements in world history, the lives of leading educators, and the philosophies and ideologies that resulted from their ideas, this unique text provides a clear interdisciplinary exploration of the development of educational ideas. The author takes a global perspective on the history and philosophy of education, capturing the essence of educational evolution through the biographies of 23 theorists, philosophers, and educators. This biographical focus, combined with an introductory presentation of the inherent connections between education's major movements and its primary movers helps students better understand the social and historical conditions that have informed today's educational arena.
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  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 187.96 x 228.6 x 22.86mm | 657.71g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 013113809X
  • 9780131138094

Table of contents


1. Educational Biography and the Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education.
2. Confucius: Proponent of Educating for a Harmonious Society.
3. Plato: Idealist Philosopher and Educator for the Perfect Society.
4. Aristotle: Founder of Realism.
5. Quintilian: Rhetorical Educator in Service of the Emperor.

6. Thomas Aquinas: Scholastic Theologian and Creator of the Medieval Christian Synthesis.
7. Desiderius Erasmus: Renaissance Humanist and Cosmopolitan Educator.
8. John Calvin: Theologian and Educator of the Protestant Reformation.
9. Johann Amos Comenius: Pansophist Educator and Proponent of International Education.

10. Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Prophet of Naturalism.
11. Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi: Proponent of Educating the Heart and the Senses.
12. Thomas Jefferson: Advocate of Republican Education.
13. Mary Wollstonecraft: Proponent of Women's Rights and Education.
14. Horace Mann: Leader of the Common School Movement.
15. Robert Owen: Utopian Theorist and Communitarian Educator.
16. Friedrich Froebel: Founder of the Kindergarten.
17. John Stuart Mill: Proponent of Liberalism.
18. Herbert Spencer: Advocate of Individualism, Science, and Social Darwinism.

19. Jane Addams: Advocate of Socialized Education.
20. John Dewey: Pragmatist Philosopher and Progressive Educator.
21. Maria Montessori: Proponent of Early Childhood Education.
22. Mohandas Gandhi: Father of Indian Independence.
23. W. E. B. Du Bois: Scholar and Activist for African American Rights.
24. Paulo Freire: Advocate of Liberation Pedagogy.
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