Emile Themes

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Educational Reform

This treatise is based upon the need for educational reforms within France. The author tackles this massive subject through the use of creating what modern psychologists would call an artificial case study through the use of theoretical models.

The levels of education that the author Rousseau has attempted to give alternative solutions for are many. He wants to make reforms from the earliest years onwards. Much to the dismay of many contemporary readers and people of his day, he urges women away from reliance upon child care. "Do this yourselves" he advises, for nothing will ever be superior to your child than to care for and nurse him or her yourself.

He then states quite plainly that he feels that mothers ought to nurse their own infants, and children whereas fathers are to teach them. He next explains how it is that this follows a certain development...

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