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

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ISBN-10: 0300094337

ISBN-13: 9780300094336

Edition: 2002

Authors: Kieran Egan

List price: $32.00
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In this study, educational theorist Kieran Egan argues that the ideas upon which public education was founded in the last half of the 19th century were wrong. He explains how we have come to take mistaken concepts about education for granted and why this dooms our attempts at educational reform.
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 8/11/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Kieran Egan, originally from Clonmel, Ireland, has published sixteen academic books. He holds two Ph.D.s in education, from Stanford & Cornell. He is a professor at Simon Fraser University & lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Strange Case of Herbert Spencer
Learning According to Nature's Plan
Development, Progress, and the Biologized Mind
The Useful Curriculum
Research Has Shown That ...
Conclusion
References
Index