Fifty Major Thinkers on Education: From Confucius to Dewey

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Joy Palmer, Liora Bresler, David Edward Cooper
Routledge, 2001 - Education - 254 pages
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In this unique work some of today's greatest educators present concise, accessible summaries of the great educators of the past. Covering a time-span from 500 BC to the early twentieth century each essay gives key biographical information, an outline of the individual's principal achievements and activities, an assessment of their impact and influence, a list of their major writings and suggested further reading. Together with Fifty Modern Thinkers on Education, this book provides a unique reference guide for all students of education.

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Palmer is Pro Vice-Chancellor of University of Durham.

Liora Bresler is Professor at the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Bresler was involved in a number of national and international research projects, including the National Arts Education Research Center and the College Board/Getty Center evaluation on Arts Integration in Academic Subjects. She is co-editor of the International Journal for Education and the Arts and a guest editor for international issues in Arts Education Policy Review. Bresler has been invited to give keynote speeches in five continents and has lectured in various universities throughout the world.

David K.C. Cooper, MD, PhD, FRCS, is a heart transplant surgeon and researcher. He completed his medical education at the University of London, then trained in general surgery and heart surgery in the U.K. with periods of research at Harvard, Cambridge, and London. In the late 1970s, he was a member of the team that performed the first successful series of heart transplants in the U.K. In 1980, Dr. Cooper was appointed to the faculty of the University of Cape Town Medical School in South Africa, where he had responsibility for the heart transplant program under Prof. Christiaan Barnard. In 1987 he moved to Oklahoma City, where he continued his work in heart transplantation and research, and later accepted a research appointment at Harvard Medical School. During this time, he began meeting the pioneer surgeons who make up the personalities profiled in his book, "Daring Young Men". Dr. Cooper has published almost 500 medical and scientific papers and chapters, and has edited or co-edited six major textbooks. He holds three doctorate degrees, and is a fellow of both the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the American College of Surgeons. He is now director of a research group at the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he also is a professor of surgery.

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