Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education: A Biographical Introduction
This unique book is structured around the major movements in world history, the biographies of leading educators, and the philosophies and ideologies ... Show synopsis This unique book is structured around the major movements in world history, the biographies of leading educators, and the philosophies and ideologies that resulted from their ideas. Particularly effective, is the author's use of biographies to enhance and examine the great movements in history. By reading these biographies--of 22 theorists, philosophers and educators--readers are able to better understand the human condition that shaped the major historical movements. This comprehensive and highly readable book gives readers an interesting and personal way to examine the historical and philosophical foundations of education. Biographies of Thomas Aquinas, Erasmus, Horace Mann, Friedrich Froebel, Jane Addams, and John Dewey include pivotal information about their impact on the past and the present. Other chapters explore the biographies and educational ideas of Aristotle, Johann Amos Comenius, Mary Wollstonecraft, John Stuart Mill, and Mao Tse-tung. For history, philosophy, and education enthusiasts.