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Overview

Jane Addams, the founder of Hull House in Chicago, may be best known as a social activist. She was also a brilliantly critical intellectual. Implicit in her many speeches, articles, and books is a view of education as a broad process of cultural transformation and renewal, a view that remains as compelling today as when it was first presented. Addams sees education as the foundation of democracy, the basis for the free expression of ideas.

Addams’s writings on education are interpreted in an enlightening bio-graphical introduction by Ellen Lagemann. After the initial publication of this work, Barbara L. Jacquette of the Delta Group, Inc., in Phoenix wrote, “Professor Lagemann has brought life and immediacy to Jane Addams’s work. Better, she has given us a context that shows us that some of our most pressing issues today are simply old problems in new guises, problems for which some of the old solutions may still be of use.” Gerald Lee Gutek of Loyola University of Chicago commented “Lagemann’s insightful and sensitive biography reveals Addams’s transformation from a reserved graduate of a small women’s college into the Progressive reformer and pioneer of the settlement house movement.” The essays collected here span a significant portion of Jane Addams’s life, from the time she spent in college to her founding of Hull House and beyond. Addams’s constant interest in education is reflected in her writings. This book also reveals the many influences on Addams’s life, including the philosopher and educator John Dewey. On Education is an important work for educators, women’s studies specialists, social workers, and historians.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560007340
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/15/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Ellen Condliffe Lagemann was professor of history and education at the Teachers College, Columbia University. She waa the author of The Politics of Knowledge: The Carnegie Corporation, Philanthropy, and Public Policy and Private Power for the Public Good: A History of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the Transaction Edition
Introduction to the Original Edition 1
Bibliographic Essay 43
1 The Subjective Necessity for Social Settlements 1893 49
2 The College Woman and the Family Claim 1898 64
3 A Function of the Social Settlement 1899 74
4 Educational Methods 1902 98
5 The Humanizing Tendency of Industrial Education 1904 120
6 Child Labor Legislation - A Requisite for Industrial Efficiency 1905 124
7 The Public School and the Immigrant Child 1908 136
8 The House of Dreams 1909 143
9 Immigrants and Their Children 1910 162
10 Socialized Education 1910 172
11 Recreation as a Public Function in Urban Communities 1911 186
12 Moral Education and Legal Protection for Children 1912 192
13 Widening the Circle of Enlightenment: Hull House and Adult Education 1930 204
14 Education by the Current Event 1930 212
Acknowledgments 225
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