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The Educational Theories of Herbart and Froebel: I. The Period and the Point of View


by Patty Smith Hill 1905

I THE PERIOD AND THE POINT OF VIEW 1.It is a matter of common knowledge that there cannot be any adequate appreciation of the educational theories of the present without some understanding of the foundations of such theories in the needs and aspirations, the intellectual and social tendencies of the past. To reach any definite conclusions in regard to fundamental tendencies in the present, a study is necessary of the previous conditions through which they passed in order to reach the present. For in any study involving personal and social progress there may be recognized certain well-defined conceptions formerly maintained, which, compared with the present, will indicate with a fair degree of security the line of future advance. Education is a dynamic, growing process, a part of a changing social situation: its theory is in turn a function of the wider intellectual and spiritual life of the particular period.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 6 Number 4, 1905, p. 2-5
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 9836, Date Accessed: 10/16/2017 6:13:06 PM

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