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Robert Owen on Education

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Part of Cambridge Texts and Studies in the History of Education

  • Date Published: June 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521112253

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  • 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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    • Date Published: June 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521112253
    • length: 252 pages
    • dimensions: 203 x 127 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.28kg
    • availability: Available
  • 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

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    H. Silver

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