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On Education - Jane Addams

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Jane Addams, the founder of Hull House in Chicago, may be best known as a social activist. She was also a brilliantly critical intellectual. Implicit in her many speeches, articles, and books is a view of education as a broad process of cultural transformation and renewal, a view that remains as compelling today as when it was first presented. Addams sees education as the foundation of democracy, the basis for the free expression of ideas.

Addams's writings on education are interpreted in an enlightening bio-graphical introduction by Ellen Lagemann. After the initial publication of this work, Barbara L. Jacquette of the Delta Group, Inc., in Phoenix wrote, "Professor Lagemann has brought life and immediacy to Jane Addams's work. Better, she has given us a context that shows us that some of our most pressing issues today are simply old problems in new guises, problems for which some of the old solutions may still be of use." Gerald Lee Gutek of Loyola University of Chicago commented "Lagemann's insightful and sensitive biography reveals Addams's transformation from a reserved graduate of a small women's college into the Progressive reformer and pioneer of the settlement house movement."

The essays collected here span a significant portion of Jane Addams's life, from the time she spent in college to her founding of Hull House and beyond. Addams's constant interest in education is reflected in her writings. This book also reveals the many influences on Addams's life, including the philosopher and educator John Dewey. On Education is an important work for educators, women's studies specialists, social workers, and historians.

Introduction to the Transaction Edition
Introduction to the Original Editionp. 1
Bibliographic Essayp. 43
The Subjective Necessity for Social Settlements (1893)p. 49
The College Woman and the Family Claim (1898)p. 64
A Function of the Social Settlement (1899)p. 74
Educational Methods (1902)p. 98
The Humanizing Tendency of Industrial Education (1904)p. 120
Child Labor Legislation - A Requisite for Industrial Efficiency (1905)p. 124
The Public School and the Immigrant Child (1908)p. 136
The House of Dreams (1909)p. 143
Immigrants and Their Children (1910)p. 162
Socialized Education (1910)p. 172
Recreation as a Public Function in Urban Communities (1911)p. 186
Moral Education and Legal Protection for Children (1912)p. 192
Widening the Circle of Enlightenment: Hull House and Adult Education (1930)p. 204
Education by the Current Event (1930)p. 212
Acknowledgmentsp. 225
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ISBN: 9781560007340
ISBN-10: 1560007346
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 30th January 1994
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Type: Revised