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Robert Owen on Education By Robert Owen

Robert Owen on Education
by Robert Owen

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This selection of his writings on education illustrates his rationalist concept of the formation of character and its implications for education and society; also his growing utopian concern with social reorganisation; and third, his impact on social movements.
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Robert Owen on Education by Robert Owen

Robert Owen was one of the most extraordinary Englishmen who ever lived and a great man. In a way his history is the history of the establishment of modern industrial Britain, reflected in the mind and activities of a very intelligent, capable and responsible industrialist, alive to the best social thought of his time. The organisation of industrial labour, factory legislation, education, trade unionism, co-operation, rationalism: he was passionately and ably engaged in all of them. His community at New Lanark was the nearest thing to an industrial heaven in the Britain of dark satanic mills; he tried to found a rational co-operative community in the USA. In everything he contemplated, he saw education as a key. This selection of his writings on education illustrates his rationalist concept of the formation of character and its implications for education and society; also his growing utopian concern with social reorganisation; and third, his impact on social movements. Silver's introduction shows Owen's relationship to particular educational traditions and activities and his long-term influence on attitudes to education.

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Table of Contents


Introduction; The life of Robert Owen by himself; A new view of society; An outline of the system of education at New Lanark (by Robert Dale Owen; Report to the county of Lanark; The address of Robert Owen on the 1st May, 1833; [One of] Six lectures delivered in Manchester; Notes; Bibliographical notes; Index.

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Robert Owen on Education by Robert Owen
Robert Owen
Cambridge Texts and Studies in the History of Education
Used - Well Read
Hardback
Cambridge University Press
1969-06-01
248
0521073537
9780521073530
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