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ERIC Number: EJ1016323
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1085-3545
"The Diffusion of Light": Jefferson's Philosophy of Education
Holowchak, M. Andrew
Democracy & Education, v21 n2 Article 4 2013
Jefferson's republicanism--a people-first, mostly bottom-up political vision with a moral underpinning--was critically dependent on general education for the citizenry and higher education for those who would govern. This paper contains an analysis of Jefferson's general philosophy of education by enumerating some of its most fundamental principles, applicable to both elementary and higher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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