Fifty Major Thinkers on Education: From Confucius to Dewey

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Addams' major writings
Democracy and Social Ethics, New York: Macmillan, 1902.
The Spirit of Youth and the City Streets, New York: Macmillan, 1909.
Twenty Years at Hull-House, New York: Macmillan, 1910.
Peace and Bread in Time of War, New York: Macmillan, 1922.
The Second Twenty Years at Hull-House, New York: Macmillan, 1930.
The Excellent Becomes the Permanent, New York: Macmillan, 1932.
See, also, the Bibliographic Essay in Ellen Lagemann (ed.), Jane Addams on Education, New York: Teachers College Press, 1985.

Further reading

d
Davis, A.F., American Heroine: The Life and Legend of Jane Addams, New York: Oxford University Press, 1973.
Diliberto, G., A Useful Woman: The Early Life of Jane Addams, New York: Scribner, 2000.

f
Farrell, J.C., Beloved Lady: A History of Jane Addams's Ideas on Reform and Peace, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1967.

l
Lasch, C. (ed.), The Social Thought of Jane Addams, Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1965.
Linn, J.W., Jane Addams: A Biography, New York: D. Appleton-Century, 1935.

r
Ryan, A., John Dewey and the High Tide of American Liberalism, New York: W.W. Norton, 1995.

NEL NODDINGS


RUDOLF STEINER 1861-1925

The prophet perceives revelation, that is, the sign of the world of feelings. 1

Rudolf Steiner was the founder of and inspiration behind today's largest empire of private, non-profit education-providers apart from church-oriented schooling. The Rudolf Steiner Schools are the fastest growing enterprise in schooling in the Western world. 2 This enterprise was founded in 1919, after the First World War, and quickly became one of the most attractive alternatives to compulsory state-schooling. In post-war Germany, the Waldorf-Schulen, as they were known, were an integral part of the educational reform-movements where they were accepted as an important contribution to 'new education' irrespective of their specific Weltanschauung (Hilker 1924; Oelkers 2001). Throughout the twenties and thirties Steiner Schools were founded all over Europe, and these foundations laid the basis for today's empire. The enterprise is led from Dornach in Switzerland, the centre of power of the 'Anthroposophical Society' which operates world-wide.

The Weltanschauung of the schools is called 'anthroposophy' (wisdom of men) and consists of a system of doctrines for which Rudolf Steiner was the spiritus rector. Steiner was born and raised in Hungary. 3 He studied mathematics and science at the Technical University of Vienna from 1879 to 1883. At the age of 21 he was apppointed to edit Goethe's scientific

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  • Title Page iii
  • Chronological List of Contents v
  • Alphabetical List of Contents viii
  • Preface xiii
  • Confucius 551-479 Bce 1
  • Further Reading 5
  • Notes 9
  • Books on Aristotle''s Educational Ideas 20
  • Saint Augustine 354-430 25
  • John Wesley 1703-91 50
  • Kant''s Major Writings 64
  • Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel 1770-1831 84
  • John Henry Newman 1801-90 100
  • Herbert Spencer 1820-1903 120
  • Thomas Henry Huxley 1825-95 128
  • Further Reading 146
  • Alfred Binet 1857-1911 160
  • Émile Durkheim 1858-1917 165
  • Addams'' Major Writings 187
  • Notes 191
  • Harvard (1924-39) 205
  • Émile Jaques-Dalcroze 1865-1950 206
  • Martin Buber 1878-1965 239
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