Philosophers as Educational Reformers (International Library of the Philosophy of Education Volume 10): The Influence of Idealism on British Educational Thought

1st Edition

Peter Gordon, John White

Routledge
Published December 8, 2009
Reference - 340 Pages
ISBN 9780415564748 - CAT# Y105791

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Summary

This volume assesses how far the ideas and achievements of the 19th century British Idealist philosophical reformers are  still important for us today when considering fundamental questions about the structure and objectives of the education system in England and Wales. Part 1 examines those ideas of the Idealists, especially T. H. Green, which had most bearing on the educational reforms carried out between 1870 and the 1920s and traces their connection with the philosophy and educational theory of Hegel and other post-Kantians. Part 2 is an historical survey, concentrating on the innovations in the organization and contents of education in England and Wales brought about by the administrators and educationists educated in philosophical idealism. Part 3 considers what relevance the philosophical and practical ideas of this interconnected group of reformers have to education today.

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