Eminent Educators

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Eminent Educators is the first book of its kind. Focusing on the four intellectual giants of the 20th century—John Dewey, Howard Gardner, Carol Gilligan, and John Ogbu—the book provides biographical information and analysis of their intellectual contributions. Each of these individuals caused a major paradigm shift in American education with their intellectual influence, and each, in their unique contribution indelibly shaped education for the better.

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Overview

Eminent Educators is the first book of its kind. Focusing on the four intellectual giants of the 20th century—John Dewey, Howard Gardner, Carol Gilligan, and John Ogbu—the book provides biographical information and analysis of their intellectual contributions. Each of these individuals caused a major paradigm shift in American education with their intellectual influence, and each, in their unique contribution indelibly shaped education for the better.

Each educator represents one aspect of that most American of educational philosophies: Progressive Education. Progressive educators sought to educate the whole child: intellectually, morally, socially, and aesthetically. In Eminent Educators, Dewey represents two aspects of Progressive Education, intellectually and aesthetically; Gardner redefined intelligence; Gilligan probed the moral development of girls/women; and Ogbu remapped the education of African Americans, thus representing the social change aspect of Progressive Education.

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Not a series of biographies, quite, but more an intellectual history that draws in biographical data only as it illuminates the thought of the subjects. To best represent the legacy of progressive American education, Berube (educational leadership, Old Dominion U.) selects philosopher and father of modern American education John Dewey; the two psychologists Howard Gardner and Carol Gilligan; and anthropologist John Ogbu. All but Dewey are still alive and conducting research. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Meet the Author

MAURICE R. BERUBE is Eminent Scholar of Educational Leadership at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia and author of many books, all published by Greenwood/Praeger.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1 In Search of Leadership 1
2 John Dewey: American Genius 33
3 John Dewey and the Abstract Expressionists 47
4 Howard Gardner and the Theory of Multiple Intelligences 69
5 Carol Gilligan and Moral Development 95
6 John Ogbu and the Theory of Caste 129
7 An Intellectual Legacy 157
Bibliography 165
Index 173
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