Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education: Selected Readings


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  • Publish Date: 2000-10-19
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Gerald L. Gutek

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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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