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The history and philosophy of education

Author: Mehdi Nakosteen
Publisher: New York, Ronald Press Co. [1965]
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Genre/Form: History
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Nakosteen, Mehdi Khan, 1904-
History and philosophy of education.
New York, Ronald Press Co. [1965]
(OCoLC)681676867
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mehdi Nakosteen
OCLC Number: 175403
Language Note: In English.
Description: xii, 746 pages illustrations 24 cm
Contents: I. Ancient educational theory and practice, 1000 B.C. to A.D. 500 : 1. Why a history of educational theory and practice? : Civilization, culture, and education ; Values in historical and theoretical study of education ; The pattern of the text --
2. Ancient India : Social and theoretical foundations of Indian education ; The school system ; Curriculum ; Methods of teaching and learning ; Buddhist educational ideals ; Three educational classics ; Summary and evaluation --
3. Ancient Persia : The significance of Persian education ; The pre-Alexandrian period ; Post-Alexandrian, or Sassanian, education ; Psychological and educational theory ; Mithraism, Zoroastrianism, and Manichaeanism and their significance for western educational theory and practice --
4. The contributions of the ancient Hebrews : Contributions of Hebrew educational theory and practice ; Hebrew society ; Theoretical foundations of Hebrew education --
5. Greek ideals and practices : Early Greek education ; Two educational ideals: Sparta and Athens --
6. The Greek theorists : The social and metaphysical foundations of Greek educational theories ; Conservatives, radicals, and middle-of-the-roaders ; The individual-social doctrines of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle --
II. The Hellenistic era : 7. The Middle East and Rome : The Hellenistic era and education ; The academy of Jundi-Shapur ; Classical backgrounds of Muslim learning ; Roman education --
8. The early Christians : Jesus the master teacher ; Early Christian schools ; Monasticism and education for moral and religious discipline, 529-1400 ; Christian education and the liberal arts --
III. The middle ages : 9. The feudal system and its influences : The meaning of the term middle ages ; The political setting ; Cultural foundations of medieval education ; Education in western Europe under Charlemagne and King Alfred of England ; Education under the feudal system ; Evaluation --
10. Medieval theories : St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas ; Medieval mysticism ; Scholasticism and education --
11. Muslim learning and western education : An overview ; Important translators and their works ; Translations of Muslim works and expansion of the curriculum in western Europe ; The traditional seven liberal arts: their modification and reconstruction to absorb Muslim learning ; Muslim learning and the rise of the universities in western Europe --
12. Rise of the universities during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries : What gave rise to the universities? ; The role of scholasticism ; Internationalism and other general characteristics of the universities ; Medieval university life. IV. Outcomes of the Renaissance : 13. Humanism, Reformation, and counter-Reformation, 1300-1600 : Overview of educational surveys to follow ; The Renaissance: a reaction against medievalism ; Humanism ; The Protestant Reformation ; The counter-Reformation --
14. Social conditions and educational practices in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe : The social setting ; Signs of change ; Eighteenth century Enlightenment in Europe ; European educational practice in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries --
15. The humanistic movement and seventeenth-century theories : An overview of educational theory, 1600-1900 ; Realistic movements in education ; John Amos Comenius ; John Locke ; Francois Fenelon and the education of girls ; Other seventeenth-century educators --
16. The age of Enlightenment : Jean Jacques Rousseau and naturalism in education ; Johann Bernhard Basedow ; Immanuel Kant ; Johann Gottlieb Fichte --
17. The Reform movement : Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi ; Fellenberg and the manual-labor school ; Johann Friedrich Herbart ; Friedrich Froebel ; Contributions and influences of Herbart and Froebel ; Herbert Spencer ; European contributions to American education --
V. The development of national systems : 18. Germany, France, and England, 1800-1945 : Social forces leading to national systems of education ; Educational control before the development of national systems ; Development of education in Germany ; Development of a national system of education in France ; Development of English education --
19. The Russian system : Historical highlights ; Russian education through the seventeenth century ; Russian education, 1700-1850 ; Russian education, 1850-1917 ; Soviet education, 1917-1958 ; The Marxist philosophy of education --
20. American education, 1607 --
1830 : The seventeenth century ; Colonial education, 1700-1775 ; Transition from sectarian to secular (cultural) subjects, 1700-1800 ; Summary of colonial education ; Transition from aristocratic to beginnings of democratic practices, 1776-1830 --
21. Four American reformers : Benjamin Franklin ; Thomas Jefferson ; Horace Mann ; Henry Barnard --
VI. Expansion and change : 22. Nationwide development of public elementary and secondary schools, 1830-1900 : The social setting: decades of explosive expansion and change ; Educational reactions to the changing society ; Reforms and development of public elementary and secondary schools, 1830-1860 ; Educational developments, 1860-1900 ; William T. Harris ; Francis Wayland Parker --
23. Higher education in the nineteenth century : A glance backward ; Types of American higher education in the nineteenth century ; Teacher certification ; Teacher organizations ; Important nineteenth-century leaders in higher education ; Nineteenth-century issues in higher education. 24. Elementary, secondary and higher education since 1900 : Education in a period of realism and change ; Kindergartens, nursery schools, and education for exceptional children ; Elementary school developments ; Secondary school developments ; Developments in non-public schools ; Utilitarian effects on curriculum ; Developments in higher education ; Developments in administration ; Support and control of education ; School finance --
25. Scientific, psychological, and comparative developments : Development of tests and measurements ; Development of psychologies of education ; Development of guidance and personnel services ; The rise of the study of comparative education --
26. Idealism, Aristotelianism, Thomism, and rationalism : Approaches to philosophies of education ; Progressive and traditionalist movements in modern American education ; The systematic philosophies ; Agreements and differences in educational philosophies ; Idealism ; Fascism ; Aristotelianism ; Thomism and Neo-Thomism ; Modern rationalism ; Alfred North Whitehead and education for manhood and perspective --
27. Scientific realism, pragmatism, emergent evolution, and existentialism : Scientific realism ; Instrumentalism (pragmatism) ; Agreements and differences between scientific realism and instrumentalism ; Emergent evolution ; Existentialism --
28. Recent changes in Germany, France, Britain, and the Soviet Union : Germany since 1945 ; Recent educational developments in France ; Recent developments in British education ; Recent developments in Soviet education --
29. Contemporary problems, issues, and trends in America : Recent trends ; Problems and issues ; Religion and public education: a historical overview ; The federal government and education ; Teacher education ; The mission of American education.
Responsibility: [by] Mehdi Nakosteen.

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