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ERIC Number: EJ956098
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0030-9230
Learning and New Sociability: Schooling and the Concept of the Child in the Spanish Enlightenment
Caruso, Marcelo
Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, v48 n1 p85-98 2012
The article presents evidence of a shift in the conception of childhood towards communication, social intercourse and interaction as central forces in shaping children's identities in Spain during the last decades of the eighteenth century. Following a significant shift of meaning regarding the concept of children's "inclinations", the contribution demonstrates the major transformations related to this shift and traces back its origins to the acceptance of sensualistic ideas and topoi. The new emphasis on the power of educational environments, although certainly connected to the aim of disciplining childhood, channelled attention to the shape of the adult world as an educative environment. In the end, the relevance of a rich interactive medium also favoured the new legitimacy of schooling as a technology for dealing with childhood. (Contains 61 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain