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Contributions to the History of Education

Volume 3. Pioneers of Modern Education 1600–1700


  • Date Published: July 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107622272

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  • Originally published in 1921 as part of the Contributions to the History of Education series, this book by respected educationalist John Adamson chronicles the changing forms of education in the 17th and 18th centuries in England as well as in the schools of St. Jean-Baptiste de la Salle in France and August Francke in Germany. In addition to more famous educators like Comenius, Adamson also gives lesser-known innovators their place, such as Samuel Hartlib and Dr Cyprian Kinner. This volume will be useful to anyone with an interest in the development of education in western Europe during this period, or in the history of education more generally.

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    • Date Published: July 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107622272
    • length: 308 pages
    • dimensions: 203 x 127 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.34kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Table of dates
    1. The new philosophy
    2. The school-room in the early seventeenth century
    3. Bacon and Comenius
    4. The great didactic
    5. The new pedagogy in London and in Germany
    6. The long parliament: Samuel Hartlib and education
    7. Two letters to Hartlib: Milton and Petty
    8. 'The reformed school' of John Dury
    9. A successful schoolmaster: Hoole
    10. The courtly 'academies
    11. Elementary education
    12. St Jean-Baptiste de la Salle
    13. A. H. Francke and the Pietist schools
    14. Conclusion
    Publications referred to in the text

  • Author

    John William Adamson

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