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On education

Author: Jane Addams
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Jane Addams, the founder of Hull House in Chicago, may be best known as a social activist. She was also a brilliantly critical intellectual. Implicit in her many speeches, articles, and books is a view of education as a broad process of cultural transformation and renewal, a view that remains as compelling today as when it was first presented. Addams sees education as the foundation of democracy, the basis for the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
History
Biography
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Addams
ISBN: 9781315125541 1315125544
OCLC Number: 1010978539
Notes: "Originally published in 1985 by Teachers College Press"--Title page verso.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Introduction to the Transaction Edition; Introduction to the Original Edition; Bibliographic Essay; 1. The Subjective Necessity for Social Settlements (1893); 2. The College Woman and the Family Claim (1898); 3. A Function of the Social Settlement (1899); 4. Educational Methods; 5. The Humanizing Tendency of Industrial Education (1904); 6. Child Labor Legislation --
A Requisite for Industrial Efficiency (1905); 7. The Public School and the Immigrant Child (1908); 8. The House of Dreams (1909); 9. Immigrants and Their Children (1910) 10. Socialized Education (1910)11. Recreation as a Public Function in Urban Communities (1911); 12. Moral Education and Legal Protection for Children (1912); 13. Widening the Circle of Enlightenment: Hull House and Adult Education (1930); 14. Education by the Current Event (1930); Acknowledgments
Responsibility: Jane Addams ; with a new introduction by Ellen Condliffe Lagemann.

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"Jane Addams, the founder of Hull House in Chicago, may be best known as a social activist. She was also a brilliantly critical intellectual. Implicit in her many speeches, articles, and books is a view of education as a broad process of cultural transformation and renewal, a view that remains as compelling today as when it was first presented. Addams sees education as the foundation of democracy, the basis for the free expression of ideas. Addams's writings on education are interpreted in an enlightening bio-graphical introduction by Ellen Lagemann. After the initial publication of this work, Barbara L. Jacquette of the Delta Group, Inc., in Phoenix wrote, "Professor Lagemann has brought life and immediacy to Jane Addams's work. Better, she has given us a context that shows us that some of our most pressing issues today are simply old problems in new guises, problems for which some of the old solutions may still be of use." Gerald Lee Gutek of Loyola University of Chicago commented "Lagemann's insightful and sensitive biography reveals Addams's transformation from a reserved graduate of a small women's college into the Progressive reformer and pioneer of the settlement house movement."The essays collected here span a significant portion of Jane Addams's life, from the time she spent in college to her founding of Hull House and beyond. Addams's constant interest in education is reflected in her writings. This book also reveals the many influences on Addams's life, including the philosopher and educator John Dewey. On Education is an important work for educators, women's studies specialists, social workers, and historians."--Provided by publisher.

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