ERIC Number: ED120098
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
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Three Early Champions of Education: Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Rush, and Noah Webster.
Franklin as a stateman, Rush as a physician, and Webster as a linguist and political commentator believed in a "general diffusion of knowledge" and wrote liberally on education. They sincerely believed in education as a civilizing agent, so all three helped found schools and colleges. Franklin's interests were educational philosophy; starting an academy school (vocational-technological); language; and female, black, and adult education. Rush was concerned with educational and political aims, elementary instruction, discipline, education of females and blacks, medical education, and higher education. Webster influenced educational aims, religious and moral education, female education, teaching, and the Americanization of English. Much of what they fought for is in effect today. (Author/ND)
Descriptors: Colonial History (United States), Educational History, Educational Needs, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Higher Education, Knowledge Level, Language Acquisition, Nationalism, Social Problems, Socialization, Western Civilization
Phi Delta Kappa, Eighth and Union, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Indiana 47401 ($0.50, discounts available for bulk orders)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa, Bloomington, IN.