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Practical Education

Practical Education

Volume 2

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  • Date Published: May 2012
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108047487

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  • The scientist Richard Lovell Edgeworth (1744–1817), educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and Oxford, was a Member of the Lunar Society of Birmingham, where he exchanged ideas with other scientists, including James Watt, and was known for his significant mechanical inventions. However, Edgeworth's real interest was education: in this 1788 two-volume work, written with his daughter, the poet Maria Edgeworth (1768–1849), he draws on his own experience of raising twenty children (by his four wives), from which the work derives its authority and innovative character. The work was very influential, and led to his Essays on Professional Education (1809; also reissued in this series). The two volumes discuss the theories of philosophers and educationalists, while in general arguing for the importance and formative character of early childhood experiences. Volume 2 discusses schooling, the idea of creativity and imagination, and the relationship between public and private education.

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    • Date Published: May 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108047487
    • length: 420 pages
    • dimensions: 297 x 22 x 210 mm
    • weight: 1kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
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    13. On grammar, and classical literature
    14. On geography and chronology
    15. On arithmetick
    16. Geometry
    17. On mechanicks
    18. Chemistry
    19. On public and private education
    20. On female accomplishments, masters, and governesses
    21. Memory and invention
    22. Taste and imagination
    23. Wit and judgment
    24. Prudence and economy
    25. Summary
    Appendix.

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