9780300105100-030010510X-Getting It Wrong from the Beginning: Our Progressivist Inheritance from Herbert Spencer, John Dewey, and Jean Piaget

Getting It Wrong from the Beginning: Our Progressivist Inheritance from Herbert Spencer, John Dewey, and Jean Piaget

ISBN-13: 9780300105100
ISBN-10: 030010510X
Author: Egan, Kieran
Publication date: 2004
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Paperback 204 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780300105100
ISBN-10: 030010510X
Author: Egan, Kieran
Publication date: 2004
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Paperback 204 pages

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Acknowledged authors Egan, Kieran wrote Getting It Wrong from the Beginning: Our Progressivist Inheritance from Herbert Spencer, John Dewey, and Jean Piaget comprising 204 pages back in 2004. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 030010510X and 9780300105100. Since then Getting It Wrong from the Beginning: Our Progressivist Inheritance from Herbert Spencer, John Dewey, and Jean Piaget textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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The ideas upon which public education was founded in the last half of the nineteenth century were wrong. And despite their continued dominance in educational thinking for a century and a half, these ideas are no more right today. So argues one of the most original and highly regarded educational theorists of our time in Getting It Wrong from the Beginning. Kieran Egan explains how we have come to take mistaken concepts about education for granted and why this dooms our attempts at educational reform.

Egan traces the nineteenth-century sources of Progressive thinking about education and their persistence even now. He diagnoses the problem with our schools in a radically different way, and likewise prescribes novel alternatives to present educational practice. His book is both persuasive and full of promise―a book that belongs on the must-read list for anyone who cares about the success of our schools.

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