Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education : Selected Readings / Edition 1by Gerald L. Gutek
This book contains readings that provide 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—situated in history, philosophy, and ideology—reflect the major movements in world history. Significant issues/b>/b>… See more details below
This book contains readings that provide 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—situated in history, philosophy, and ideology—reflect the major movements in world history. Significant issues in education, schooling and teaching, and learning, are addressed in the readings and provide a perspective that offers a continuum from past to present to future. Contributing authors include Aristotle, Plato, Thomas Aquinas, John Calvin, Jean Jacques Rousseau, Thomas Jefferson, Mary Wollstonecraft, Friedrich Froebel, Jane Addams, Maria Montessori, Mohandas Gandhi, and Mao Tse-tung. Brief profiles of each author give readers a personal context of those who shaped educational philosophy and theory—and the very definition of what we call education. For professionals in education.
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Table of Contents
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.
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