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The Greatest Educators Ever.


The greatest educators ever.

Flanagan, Frank M.

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  • Continuum (theory), anything that goes through a gradual transition from one condition, to a different condition, without any abrupt changes or "discontinuities"
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Flanagan (education, Department of Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick The university is located along the River Shannon, on a 200 acre (0.8 km²) site in the 600 acre (2.4 km²) National Technological Park at Plassey, 5 km from Limerick city centre. The university has currently in excess of 11,000 full-time undergraduate students and 1,500 part-time students. .) traces the evolution of Western educational thought and practice through essays on 18 of the most exemplary teachers the world has ever known. Some of the educational pioneers profiled include Socrates, Jesus, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, John Dewey, Maria Montessori Maria Montessori (August 31, 1870 – May 6, 1952) was an Italian physician, educator, philosopher, humanitarian and devout Catholic; she is best known for her philosophy and method of education of children from birth to adolescence. , and Martin Buber Noun 1. Martin Buber - Israeli religious philosopher (born in Austria); as a Zionist he promoted understanding between Jews and Arabs; his writings affected Christian thinkers as well as Jews (1878-1965)
. Flanagan concludes with a discussion of the impact of Ivan Illich's 20th-century critique of formal schooling. The volume lacks a subject index.

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Date:May 1, 2006
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