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A Comprehensive History of World Educational Thought

Edited by R.K. Chopra, Arise, 2006, v, 280 p, ISBN : 8189557343, $39.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

A Comprehensive History of World Educational Thought/edited by R.K. Chopra

Contents: Preface. 1. Ethical principles underlying Greek education. 2. The economic theory underlying Greek education. 3. Secondary education in ancient Greece. 4. Education in the politics of Aristotle. 5. Early Roman education. 6. Ausonius. 7. Martianus Capella. 8. Imperial edicts (with regard to professor, grammarians, doctors and students). 9. The great transition. 10. Intellectual development of the age of Charlemagne. 11. Educational policies in medieval England. 12. The rise of universities. 13. The vision on Dante. 14. The Italian renaissance. 15. The educational views of Martin Luther. 16. The Jesuits and their schools. 17. The didactive methods of comenius. 18. The 'Emile' of Rousseau. 19. Revolutionary theories of higher education. 20. Pestalozzi and sense-perception. 21. What knowledge is of most worth?. Bibliography. Index.

"Human civilisation is very old and most of the civili-sations had developed their own systems of education. In the early civilisations education was meant only for the Princes. This process of education for the Princes continued for quite a long time, The great political thinker Machiavelli wrote a book called "The education of a prince" which was meant to give political education to a Prince. In the same way Rousseau experimented with the education of children belonging to a lower strata, Pestalozzi also developed a system of education which experimented with the idea of providing education to children according to their psychological set up.

This book dwells on the history of world education in a very sequential way and starts with the Greek education system to the American education system of today." (jacket)

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