The messianic character of American education : studies in the history of the philosophy of education
This volume is unique as a systematic presentation and critique of the philosophical issues in education today. A vital new perspective is shed on some aspects of the process, and the presuppositions that are often ignored are clearly presented for public review. The nature and the character of society, and thus of education, hinges on the accepted concept of man; and, whatever this concept is in a given society, it can be based only on an article of faith. - Introduction
Print Book, English, 1963
Craig Press, Nutley, N.J., 1963
xiv, 410 pages ; 22 cm
A liberal education
The "divine rights" of education
Horace Mann and the Messianic character of American education
James G. Carter : an engine to sway the people
Edward A. Sheldon : Oswego and the secular school
Henry Barnard : the wheeling of the spheres
William Torrey Harris : the state and the true self of man
John Swett : the self-preservation of the state
Charles De Garmo : morality as social adjustment
Col. Francis Wayland Parker : the divine child in the divine state
William James : education and conditioning
Nicholas Murray Butler : education for the state
G. Stanley Hall : the child-centered society
Herman Harrell Horne : man and the universal
John Dewey's new Jerusalem : "the great community"
J.B. Watson : science and utopia
Carleton Washburne : education to save democracy
Edward Lee Thorndike : education as a science
Boyd H. Bode : "is progressivism a new absolutism?"
William Heard Kilpatrick : the repeal of the past
Harold O. Rugg : democracy as a Messianic religion
George S. Counts : who shall control education?
Theodore Brameld : democracy and consensus
The kindergarten : model for a new Eden
Is the university beyond the law?
The freedom of higher education
"Education as a religion"
The lowest common denominator