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Structured around major movements in world history, the lives of leading educators, and the philosophies and ideologies that resulted from their ideas, Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education: A Biographical Introduction, 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.
Gerald Gutek is a veteran teacher and writer on the history and philosophy of education. He specializes in the study of education biography as a vehicle of writing about the philosophy of education. He is a professor emeritus of education at Loyola University Chicago and has been a visiting professor at other institutions.
Table of Contents
|Educational Biography and the Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education||p. 1|
|Confucius: Proponent of Educating for a Harmonious Society||p. 9|
|Plato: Idealist Philosopher and Educator for the Perfect Society||p. 30|
|Aristotle: Founder of Realism||p. 50|
|Quintilian: Rhetorical Educator in Imperial Rome||p. 67|
|Scholastic Theologian and Creator of the Medieval Christian Synthesis||p. 79|
|Renaissance Humanist and Cosmopolitan Educator||p. 94|
|Theologian and Educator of the Protestant Reformation||p. 107|
|Pansophist Educator and Proponent of International Education||p. 128|
|Prophet of Naturalism||p. 138|
|Proponent of Educating the Heart and the Senses||p. 157|
|Advocate of American Civic Education||p. 180|
|Proponent of Women's Rights and Education||p. 201|
|Leader of the Common School Movement||p. 223|
|Utopian Theorist and Communitarian Educator||p. 246|
|Founder of the Kindergarten||p. 264|
|Defender of Intellectual Liberty||p. 284|
|Advocate of Individualism, Science, and Social Darwinism||p. 307|
|Pioneer Urban and Multicultural Educator||p. 325|
|Pragmatist Philosopher and Progressive Educator||p. 343|
|Stalwart Traditionalist Educator||p. 369|
|Proponent of Early Childhood Education||p. 386|
|Father of Indian Independence||p. 409|
|Scholar and Activist for African American Rights||p. 428|
|Advocate of Liberation Pedagogy||p. 450|
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