An Introduction to the History of Educational Theories, first published in 1881, offers a comprehensive overview of the most notable approaches to education throughout Western history, from Athens and Rome to the Victorian public school. Exploring not only the still famous theories of Plato and Aristotle, this work also touches on techniques in education which are either no longer prevalent – Roman Oratory, the Jesuits – or in some cases were never widely adopted or appreciated: John Milton, for example. This title will be of value to those intrigued by the potential of past attitudes for present-day application, as well as to those unconvinced by contemporary approaches.
Table of Contents
1. Education among the Greeks – Music and Gymnastic Theories of Plato and Aristotle 2. Roman Education – Oratory 3. Humanistic Education 4. The Realists – Ratke and Comenius 5. The Naturalists – Rabelais and Montaigne 6. English Humanists and Realists – Roger Ascham and John Milton 7. Locke 8. Jesuits and Jansenists 9. Rousseau 10. Pestalozzi 11. Kant, Fichte, and Herbart 12. The English Public School.