A Primer on the History and Philosophy of Education

A Primer on the History and Philosophy of Education

By: Mark Mraz (author)Paperback

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A Primer on the History and Philosophy of Education is an introductory narrative of the foundational educational history and philosophy of the American system. The author presents the history of education as a part of the larger picture of the development of civilization. Therefore, the historic and philosophical antecedents of our current education system are explained. Starting with an overview of history and philosophy, the author proceeds to the Western experience in education as the baseline of all educational eras in the United States. This narrative will stimulate both student and teacher to find deeper veins of historical understanding in other works, internet sources, classical texts, and class discussions. In addition, the brevity of the text allows the instructor to select various works from primary education theorists such as Plato, Rousseau, Burke, and Dewey to augment the course content and tie the books together with lectures and narrative.

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Mark Mraz is an assistant professor of education at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in curriculum and instruction, with a specialization in social studies/history education, from The Pennsylvania State University. Currently, Mraz teaches social studies methods and educational foundations courses.


Chapter 1 Foreword and Preface Chapter 2 Chapter 1: History & Philosophy Chapter 3 Chapter 2: The Cradles of Western Education and the Beginnings of Literacy Chapter 4 Chapter 3: The Greeks Chapter 5 Chapter 4: The Romans Chapter 6 Chapter 5: The Medievalists & Scholasticism Chapter 7 Chapter 6: The Renaissance and Reformation Chapter 8 Chapter 7: The Enlightenment Chapter 9 Chapter 8: Democratic Revolutionary Education: America & France Chapter 10 Chapter 9: Reformers: Paradigm Realities of the New Educators Chapter 11 Chapter 10: The 19th Century Chapter 12 Chapter 11: The 20th Century and Beyond Chapter 13 Bibliography Chapter 14 Index Chapter 15 About the Author

Product Details

  • publication date: 26/05/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780761851196
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 90
  • ID: 9780761851196
  • weight: 154
  • ISBN10: 0761851194

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