For Historical Foundations of Education and Philosophical Foundations of Education courses. Structured around major movements in world history, the lives of leading educators, and the philosophies and ideologies that resulted from their ideas, this unique text provides a clear interdisciplinary exploration of the development of educational ideas. The author takes a global perspective on the history and philosophy of education, capturing the essence of educational evolution through the biographies of 23 theorists, philosophers, and educators. This biographical focus, combined with an introductory presentation of the inherent connections between education's major movements and its primary movers, helps students better understand the social and historical conditions that have informed today's educational arena.
Gerald Gutek is a veteran teacher and writer on the history and philosophy of education. He specializes in the study of education biography as a vehicle of writing about the philosophy of education. He is a professor emeritus of education at Loyola University Chicago and has been a visiting professor at other institutions.