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Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education
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.
· Includes a consistent four-part chapter organization-Historical Context, Biography, Analysis of the Educational Thinker's Philosophy, and Conclusion- which facilitates optimal understanding and comparison among educators, settings, social contexts, and educational ideas.
· Presents a global perspective on education-encompassing ancient China, classical Greece and Rome, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Protestant Reformation, the Enlightenment, and continuing through the progressive movement, post-Colonialism, and the rise of African-American consciousness-to link students to what exists outside American education and reveal the transmission, interchange, and relationship of educational ideas in their broadest context.
· Updates the popular Suggestions for Further Reading, encouraging prospective educators to further explore the contributions of their predecessors and providing avenues for additional study, ideas for research, and topics for discussion.
· Clear, jargon-free, and highly readable narrative enables students to achieve deep understanding of key ideas.
· Major updates made to discussion questions, research topics, and bibliographies allow for rich class discussion and lead students to reliable sources.
CHAPTER 1 Educational Biography and the Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education
CHAPTER 2 Confucius: Proponent of Educating for a Harmonious Society
CHAPTER 3 Plato: Idealist Philosopher and Educator for the Perfect Society
CHAPTER 4 Aristotle: Founder of Realism
CHAPTER 5 Quintilian: Rhetorical Educator in Service of the Emperor
CHAPTER 6 Thomas Aquinas: Scholastic Theologian and Creator of the Medieval Christian Synthesis
CHAPTER 7 Desiderius Erasmus: Renaissance Humanist and Cosmopolitan Educator
CHAPTER 8 John Calvin: Theologian and Educator of the Protestant Reformation
CHAPTER 9 Johann Amos Comenius: Pansophist Educator and Proponent of International Education
CHAPTER 10 Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Prophet of Naturalism
CHAPTER 11 Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi: Proponent of Educating the Heart and the Senses
CHAPTER 12 Thomas Jefferson: Advocate of Republican Education
CHAPTER 13 Mary Wollstonecraft: Proponent of Women's Rights and Education
CHAPTER 14 Horace Mann: Leader of the Common School Movement
CHAPTER 15 Robert Owen: Utopian Theorist and Communitarian Educator
CHAPTER 16 Friedrich Froebel: Founder of the Kindergarten
CHAPTER 17 John Stuart Mill: Proponent of Liberalism
CHAPTER 18 Herbert Spencer: Advocate of Individualism, Science, and Social Darwinism
CHAPTER 19 Jane Addams: Advcate of Socialized Education
CHAPTER 20 John Dewey: Pragmatist Philosopher and Progressive Educator
CHAPTER 21 Maria Montessori: Proponent of Early Childhood Education
CHAPTER 22 Mohandas Gandhi: Father of Indian Independence
CHAPTER 23 W. E. B. Du Bois: Scholar and Activist for African American Rights
CHAPTER 24 Paulo Freire: Advocate of Liberation Pedagogy