The International Education Series brings together the best Western writings upon educational subjec...
The International Education Series brings together the best Western writings upon educational subjects from ancient times to the First World War. The range of writings cover practical, theoretical and historical education. Taken together these historical and critical texts provide a theoretical framework for the practice of teaching. Many of these texts are very uncommon and are useful today to historians of education, social history and educationalists.Originally published between 1890 and 1915, the series was devised and edited by William Torrey Harris (1835--1909), United States Commissioner of Education. Harris wrote on philosophy, and in particular Hegel and Hegelianism, as well as being a prominent educationalist. He was an active public lecturer, leader of the St Louis movement, editor of Webster’s Dictionary and of America’s first regular journal devoted to philosophy (Journal of Speculative Philosophy, 1867--93), and author of some 500 articles. For this important series, Harris provided introductions, analyses and commentaries to the individual volumes.Education and Psychology is the fourth collection in the series. Focused on psychology and education, the collection is written by a mixture of psychologists, philosophers and teachers. Teachers are not usually psychologists by training and yet it is their special requirement to understand the psychology of young people with a view to better educate them. As an independent science, psychology was still in its infancy when many of these books were written. Taken together now, these works provide a major overview of the application of these ideas for a country beginning to boom self-confidence and to embrace its own new ideas. --includes now rare volumes from the turn-of-the-century International Education Series --early twentieth-century ideas on the theory and practice of education --most important classic American series on education made available together for the first time