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ERIC Number: EJ1033763
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1085-3545
The Complexity of Thomas Jefferson. A Response to "'The Diffusion of Light': Jefferson's Philosophy of Education"
Carpenter, James
Democracy & Education, v22 n1 Article 8 2014
This response argues that Jefferson's educational philosophy must be considered in a proper historical context. Holowchak accurately demonstrates both Jefferson's obsession with education and the political philosophy on which his educational beliefs are built. However, the effort to apply modern democratic and meritocratic attributes to Jefferson is unwarranted.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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