The Great Educators (10 vols.)•
Charles Scribner’s Sons 1896–1912
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Explore the development of education in the Western world. This series traces the history of teaching and learning methodologies—from the ancient world, to the first Christian schools, to the foundation and growth of universities, to the great modern movements of the nineteenth century.
Delve into the genesis of Aristotle’s theories, explore Alcuin of York’s contributions to schools, and learn how theologian Peter Abelard contributed to the development of universities. Additionally, you’ll see how Horace Mann’s crusade to make education available for all led to the establishment of public schools, understand how the concept of kindergartens became so popular, and investigate the heated debate surrounding Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s educational theories.
More than biographies of the individuals who shaped education in the Western world, this series offers a window into the history of Western thought. Each volume delves into the myriad questions surrounding the philosophy of education, such as: What is the purpose of education? Who should receive it? How should we teach? This series dives into these questions, and more, offering unique perspectives that will interest the educator, philosopher, and historian alike.
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- Traces the history of Western education
- Presents biographies of people who shaped Western education
- Explores connections between pedagogical methods, culture, and society
Praise for the Print Edition
Admirably conceived in a truly philosophic spirit and executed with unusual skill. It is rare to find books on pedagogy at once so instructive and so interesting.... I hope to read them all, which is more than I can say of any other series.
—William Preston Johnston, former president, Tulane University
The Scribners are rendering an important service to the cause of education in the production of The Great Educators series.
—Journal of Education
- Horace Mann and the Common School Revival in the United States by B.A. Hinsdale
- Thomas and Matthew Arnold and Their Influence on English Education by Joshua Fitch
- Aristotle and the Ancient Educational Ideals by Thomas Davidson
- Alcuin and the Rise of the Christian Schools by Andrew Fleming West
- Abelard and the Origin and Early History of Universities by Gabriel Compayré
- Loyola and the Educational System of the Jesuits by Thomas Hughes
- Froebel and Education through Self-Activity by H. Courthope Bowen
- Herbart and the Herbartians by Charles De Garmo
- Rousseau and Education according to Nature by Thomas Davidson
- Pestalozzi and the Foundation of the Modern Elementary School by A. Pinloche
About Nicholas Murray Butler
Nicholas Murray Butler (April 2, 1862—December 7, 1947) served as Columbia University’s president for 44 years. He was also the president of the Industrial Education Association, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931 for his work in international arbitration.