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Pioneers of Popular Education, 1760-1850


reviewed by J. F. C. Harrison - 1958

coverTitle: Pioneers of Popular Education, 1760-1850
Author(s): Hugh M. Pollard
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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This book is a study in comparative educational history. Its primary object, as Dr. Pollard declares in his preface, "is to show how Great Britain, during the first half of the nineteenth century, benefited from pedagogical ideas imported from Europe and ultimately sought ways and means of establishing herself, alongside Switzerland, Holland and Prussia, as a champion of educational reform." The material for this is, first, an account of the work of such educational pioneers as Pestalozzi, de Fellenberg, Wehrli, and Girard, and the development of state systems of education in Holland and Prussia; and, second, the impact of these ideas and experiences upon British educational reformers such as Robert Owen, Lord Brougham and Kay-Shuttleworth. Prima facie this would seem to be a novel and rewarding field of investigation, and Dr. Pollard has certainly rendered valuable service in showing the possibilities in this type of approach. An evaluation of the... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 60 Number 1, 1958, p. 55-55
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4401, Date Accessed: 10/18/2019 2:34:51 AM

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