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Perko, F. Michael – 1984
Seen in its strictest sense, mastery learning is a recent phenomenon. Viewed in terms of its constituent elements, however, it has roots deep in the Western tradition of education. Elements of mastery learning theory can be found in the work of the Sophists; early Jesuit educators; John Amos Comenius, a Moravian pastor; John Locke; Johann Heinrich…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Innovation, Mastery Learning, One Teacher Schools
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Vandenberg, Donald – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2002
The basic task of educational theory is to ground education in the being of children and youth. Education, however, is a very broad domain, consisting of four major problem areas: (1) the nature and aim of education; (2) the organisation of instruction and school policy; (3) the design and content of the curriculum; and (4) the teaching and…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Phenomenology, Learning, Educational Theories
Schafer, Paul D.; Amenta, Salvatore A. – 1992
Education is both an idealistic and a practical endeavor. It is essential to have an image of the educated person to which to direct individual efforts and institutional policies. The present view of the educated person is that of a materialist, specialist, individualist, nationalist, secularist, and opportunist. Looking backward, Plato's image of…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy
Hesse, M. G., Ed. – 1975
Works by European and American educators from the Renaissance to the twentieth century are presented. A historical re-evaluation of foreign-language teaching combined with the scientific approach of modern linguistics can provide valuable insights for current teaching and learning approaches. Selections are presented from the writings of the…
Descriptors: Classical Languages, Conventional Instruction, Conversational Language Courses, Diachronic Linguistics
Zuga, Karen F. – 1995
Historically, technology education evolved from several strands: Bacon's realism, Pestalozzi's belief in the practical application of knowledge, Rousseau's naturalism, Herbart's sense realism, Dewey's progressive and social reconstructionist thinking, and the influence of vocationalism. The mainstream practice of industrial arts was more a study…
Descriptors: Criticism, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation
Hammerman, Donald R. – 1974
In the years from 1930 to 1960 a number of socio-cultural forces influenced the emergence of outdoor education with the five major areas of influence including philosophical, social, economical, political and educational factors. Philosophical factors were found in the doctrines of Rousseau, Herbart, Pestalozzi and Spencer with the ideas of…
Descriptors: Camping, Cultural Context, Economic Factors, Educational Change
Ediger, Marlow – 1992
Friedrich Froebel, an early advocate of the use of play in kindergarten teaching, argued that the ultimate goal of education was developing the creative person. According to Froebel, teachers could promote creativity through play by using gifts, occupations, and mother play songs. By contrast, Johann Herbart called for a subject centered…
Descriptors: Creativity, Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Early Childhood Education
Lavisky, Saul – 1973
A review and bibliography of the history of curriculum development in the United States is presented. The document is comprised of two parts. Part I traces the history of curriculum thought and practice up to 1955. Periods covered include: Herbartianism (1895-1905), which represented the first major formulation of curriculum methodology based on…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation
Fischer, Jan Lockwood – 1982
Presented here is a view of early childhood education as a process reflecting social principles and practices which have evolved over time. It is argued that society first showed concern for the physical well-being of its young by protecting newborns from their own parents. Secondly, society became concerned with children's training and, later,…
Descriptors: Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational History, Educational Innovation
Ediger, Marlow – 2002
This paper lists and dates important historical happenings related to reading instruction. John Locke (1632-1704) was an early advocate that school should be a pleasant place to learn. He believed in the "tabula rasa" theory whereby a student had a mind like a blank sheet with nothing printed initially. Starting from the conception that…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories
Ediger, Marlow – 1991
Teachers, principals, and supervisors need to determine the kinds of learners being taught in the school/class setting. Are pupils good by nature, bad, or neutral? Concepts held pertaining to each pupil assist in determining objectives, learning activities, and evaluation techniques. The Puritans believed that individuals were born evil or sinful.…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Educational History, Educational Objectives, Educational Principles
Morsy, Zaghloul, Ed. – 1997
This collection of essays targets universities, social science research institutes, teacher training colleges, and those who lecture and carry out research on the history of ideas and of education. It is the second volume in a series that presents, in English, French, and Spanish, a comprehensive view of great educators of every age and culture.…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education
Rutkowski, Edward, Ed. – Journal of the Midwest History of Education Society, 1989
The 18 papers of this conference were divided into five topics ranging from literacy to the history of progressive reform to history of education from an international perspective. Part 1 includes: "Isabella Graham and Joanna Bethune's Early American Experiments in Educating Illiterates" (L. Townsend); "The Dilemma of Equivalency:…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Armed Forces, Compulsory Education, Educational Change
Oliker, Michael A., Ed. – 2001
This proceedings of the Midwest Philosophy of Education Society contain two presidential addresses: "Separating School and State: An Analytical Polemic" (D. G. Smith); and "'Whither Now, Alfonse?': Beyond the Polemic (A Response to Smith)" (J. M. Fennell). The Proceedings contains the following papers from the 1999 meeting:…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Fairy Tales, Higher Education, Multicultural Education
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