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The Resource Thomas Jefferson's philosophy of education : a utopian dream, M. Andrew Holowchak

Thomas Jefferson's philosophy of education : a utopian dream, M. Andrew Holowchak

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Thomas Jefferson's philosophy of education : a utopian dream
Title
Thomas Jefferson's philosophy of education
Title remainder
a utopian dream
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M. Andrew Holowchak
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eng
Summary
"Thomas Jefferson had a profoundly advanced educational vision that went hand in hand with his political philosophy - each of which served the goal of human flourishing. His republicanism marked a break with the conservatism of traditional non-representative governments, characterized by birth and wealth and in neglect of the wants and needs of the people. Instead, Jefferson proposed social reforms which would allow people to express themselves freely, dictate their own course in life, and oversee their elected representatives. His educational vision aimed to instantiate a progressive social climate only dreamed of by utopists such as Thomas More, James Harrington and Louis-Sébastian Mercier. This book offers a critical articulation of the philosophy behind Jefferson's thoughts on education. Divided into three parts, chapters include an analysis of his views on elementary and higher education, an investigation of education for both the moral-sense and rational faculty, and an examination of education as lifelong learning. Jefferson's educational rationale was economic, political and philosophical, and his systemic approach to education conveys a systemic, economic approach to living, with strong affinities to Stoicism. Thomas Jefferson's Philosophy of Education will be key reading for philosophers, historians and postgraduate students of education, the history of education and philosophy"--
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1958-
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Holowchak, Mark
Index
index present
LC call number
LB695.J42
LC item number
H65 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
New directions in the philosophy of education
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  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Education
  • Education, Humanistic
  • Education
  • EDUCATION / General
  • EDUCATION / History
  • EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General
  • Education
  • Education, Humanistic
  • Education
  • Philosophy
  • Political and social views
  • United States
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Thomas Jefferson's philosophy of education : a utopian dream, M. Andrew Holowchak
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-204) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Part I: The laborers and the learned. A crusade against ignorance: educating the general citizenry -- A dialog between ancients and moderns: creating a natural aristocracy -- Part II: The head and the heart. Fixing the principles and practices of virtue: educating the heart -- I feel, therefore I exist: educating the head -- Part III: Lifelong education. An education directed to freedom and happiness: the usefulness of "American" education -- A heart at ease flies to no extremes: life as a sentimental journey
Control code
869771560
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 210 pages
Isbn
9781138787452
Lccn
2014001024
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)869771560
Label
Thomas Jefferson's philosophy of education : a utopian dream, M. Andrew Holowchak
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-204) and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: The laborers and the learned. A crusade against ignorance: educating the general citizenry -- A dialog between ancients and moderns: creating a natural aristocracy -- Part II: The head and the heart. Fixing the principles and practices of virtue: educating the heart -- I feel, therefore I exist: educating the head -- Part III: Lifelong education. An education directed to freedom and happiness: the usefulness of "American" education -- A heart at ease flies to no extremes: life as a sentimental journey
Control code
869771560
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 210 pages
Isbn
9781138787452
Lccn
2014001024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)869771560

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