ERIC Number: EJ466897
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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Changing Concepts of Equal Educational Opportunity: A Comparison of the Views of Thomas Jefferson, Horace Mann, and John Dewey.
Brick, Blanche H.
Thresholds in Education, v19 n1-2 p2-8 1993
Horace Mann enlarged on Thomas Jefferson's view of "innate ability" as a determinant of educational opportunity by stressing education's role in human character development. John Dewey's pragmatism rejected the "a priori" theory of mind as immaterial entity and argued that creating correct environment would create a better individual. Present efforts to achieve educational equity are based on Dewey's ideas. (MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education