Peerless Educator: The Life and Work of Isaac Leon Kandel

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Peter Lang, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 334 pages
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Isaac Leon Kandel (1881-1965) was a major figure in educational philosophy and comparative education in the twentieth century. As a professor of education at Columbia University’s Teachers College, Kandel almost single-handedly developed the field of comparative education, and was an early critic of Progressive educational philosophy. As the definitive biography of one of the twentieth century’s most brilliant writers on education, this book presents Kandel as a democratic traditionalist who tirelessly advocated the ideal of liberal education for all. This book tells the story of Kandel’s life and the many obstacles that he faced because of his faith and political views. The philosophy of democratic schooling that Kandel embodies is crucial to the reconstruction of American education today. Peerless Educator will be of interest not only to scholars of education, but also to practitioners who want to improve education in the twenty-first century.
 

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Contents

Isaac Leon Kandel Why He Matters Today
1
Leaving Romania 18701885
25
Growing Up in Manchester 18851892
33
High Hopes at Manchester Grammar 18921899
45
Study at the University of Manchester 18991905
57
Educational Philosophy Jessie and a Boat to America
67
Graduate Studies at Teachers College 19081914
85
Research Family and a Career on Hold 19141923
105
Peerless Years at Teachers College 19371944
185
Retirement and Service After World War II 19441948
205
A New Field and a Devastating Loss 19481950
223
Comparative Education and Progressivism
237
Final Years 19611965
261
Isaac Kandel and the Future of American Education
273
Immediate Family of Isaac Leon Kandel
305
Index of Names
323

Launching a Career 19231929
123
Growing Criticism of Progressive Education 19291937
153
About the Author
335
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About the author (2007)

The Author: J. Wesley Null is a curriculum theorist and historian of education at Baylor University, where he holds appointments in the School of Education and the Honors College. Null teaches curriculum and foundations of education in the School of Education and interdisciplinary courses on social science and great texts in the Honors College. Null is co-editor, with Diane Ravitch, of Forgotten Heroes of American Education: The Great Tradition of Teaching Teachers (2006). He is also the editor of The Pursuit of Curriculum: Schooling and the Public Interest (2006). Null is the author of A Disciplined Progressive Educator: The Life and Career of William Chandler Bagley (Peter Lang, 2003), and has published widely on curriculum theory and educational history. He is currently serving as editor of the American Educational History Journal.

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