Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education: A Biographical Introduction Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Gerald L. Gutek
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Part I

• Chapters 1- 5 present the overview of Gutek's approach.

• Author covers history and times from Confucius through Plato, Aristotle, and Quintilian.

• Gerald L. Gutek taught for thirty years at major universities.
• Gutek says that "educational biography is a valuable, powerful, but too-often neglected" learning tool.

• Educators are discussed in their historical context with relevant trends and conditions.

• Gutek assumes educators interacted with culture that influenced development of educational ideas.

• Gutek begins with ancient Confucius.

• Plato, Aristotle, and Quintilian are discussed.
• Gutek examines the work of Aquinas and Erasmus.

• The Protestant Reformation is introduced.

• Rousseau and Pestalozzi's educational reform is presented.

• Enlightenment brings Americanization with Jefferson, Wollstonecraft,and Mann.

• Education for social change and reconstruction was introduced by Owen and Froebe.
• Mill and Spencer proposed liberalism; Addams advocated socialized education.

• Darwin and Montessori internationalized child education.

• Gandhi, Du Bois and Freire represent India, African Americans, and Brazil.
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