A Legacy of Learning: A History of Western Education

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SUNY Press, 1991 - Education - 400 pages
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A Legacy of Learning examines the principal periods in the history of European and American education, beginning in ancient Greece and ending in twentieth-century America. It is a superior textbook for courses in the history of western education, tightly organized to cover the territory while developing a strong central theme addressing the continuities of western educational experience. Special attention is given to philosophies of knowledge, the content of instruction, cultural evolution, and educational policy.

The history of education can be construed so broadly as to be unmanageable. Power's thoughtful organization and clear story-telling prose delineates and brings to life the watershed epochs in educational history.
  

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Contents

Life and Learning in Classical Greece
1
The Genesis of Educational Philosophy
25
Education for Cultural Transmission
49
Consolidating Educational Tradition in Rome
67
Competing Loyalty and Common Value
93
Cultural Assimilation and Academic Order
125
The Great Renaissance and Educational Reappraisal
157
The Evolution of Education in Modern Europe
185
Education for Citizenship
245
A Record of Educational Accomplishment
265
Educational Purpose in a Democratic Society
285
Educational Policy in TwentiethCentury America
305
Notes
331
Works Cited
363
Index
391
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The Advent of Education in Colonial America
223

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Edward J. Power is Professor of Education in the School of Education at Boston College.

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