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Ch 2: Pioneers of Education: Help and Review

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The Pioneers of Education chapter of this Foundations of Education Help and Review course is the simplest way to master important people in the field of education. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of education's pioneers.

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Anyone who needs help learning or mastering Foundations of Education material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn the foundations of education. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the work of Mary McLeod Bethune, Maria Montessori, W.E.B. DuBois and other pioneers of education
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  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about the pioneers of education
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  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
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  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Pioneers of Education chapter exam.

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Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a pioneers of education unit of a standard Foundations of Education course. Topics covered include:

  • Effects on education of Jane Addams, Mary McLeod Bethune and John Dewey
  • Changes brought about by W.E.B. DuBois and Margaret Haley
  • Views of Thomas Jefferson
  • Contributions of Horace Mann, Maria Montessori and Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi
  • Impact on education brought about by Booker T. Washington and Noah Webster

13 Lessons in Chapter 2: Pioneers of Education: Help and Review
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Jane Addams' Impact on Education

1. Jane Addams' Impact on Education

Jane Addams serves as an outstanding example of how compassion and dedication can be used to support others. In this lesson, we will provide a brief background of her life but more specifically an in-depth look at her impact on education in the U.S.

Mary McLeod Bethune: Facts & Impact on Education

2. Mary McLeod Bethune: Facts & Impact on Education

The daughter of former slaves, Mary McLeod Bethune was a revolutionary educator, civil rights activist, presidential advisor, and leader. In this video, we will take a brief look at her life and her lasting impact on American education.

John Dewey on Education: Impact & Theory

3. John Dewey on Education: Impact & Theory

John Dewey is one of the most influential thinkers in the history of modern educational theory. In this video, we will briefly explore his philosophical position and how his ideas have impacted education for decades.

W.E.B. DuBois: Facts & Impact on Education

4. W.E.B. DuBois: Facts & Impact on Education

W.E.B. DuBois was one of the most influential thinkers and activists of the 19th and 20th centuries. He was a champion for civil rights, a renowned scholar, and an extraordinary educator. In this video, we will look at his life and his lasting impact on the field of education.

Margaret Haley's Impact on Education

5. Margaret Haley's Impact on Education

Educator, organizer, and leader Margaret Haley spent her life fighting for teachers' rights through her leadership of the Chicago Teachers Federation. In this video, we will take a look at her legacy and lasting impact on public education.

Thomas Jefferson's Views on Education

6. Thomas Jefferson's Views on Education

You probably know that Thomas Jefferson was a founding father, the drafter of the Declaration of Independence, and the third president of the United States. However, did you know Jefferson also had a great impact on education? In this lesson, we will take a look at how his views impacted American education.

Horace Mann's Impact on Education

7. Horace Mann's Impact on Education

Horace Mann was an American education reformer credited with founding the Common School Movement, which was instrumental in the development of a system of public education. In this lesson, we will explore Mann's contributions to public education in America.

Maria Montessori: Theory & Contributions to Education

8. Maria Montessori: Theory & Contributions to Education

Italian physician and educator Maria Montessori's unique approach to education has been influencing the field since the early 1900s. In this lesson, we will take a look at some of her innovative methods as well as evaluate her impact on modern education.

Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi: Theory & Impact on Education

9. Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi: Theory & Impact on Education

A Swiss education reformer, Pestalozzi encouraged an approach to education that focused on the whole child. In this video, we will take a look at how his contributions and philosophy have had lasting effects.

Booker T. Washington's Views on Education

10. Booker T. Washington's Views on Education

Booker T. Washington was the founder of the renowned Tuskegee University, a dedicated activist, and a driven educator. In this video, we will take a look at his life, legacy, and impact on education.

Paulo Freire: Biography, Quotes & Theories

11. Paulo Freire: Biography, Quotes & Theories

In this lesson, we will learn more about Paulo Freire, an outspoken social activist who believed that the way to help people liberate themselves from their oppressors is through literacy.

Noah Webster's Impact on Education

12. Noah Webster's Impact on Education

You may know Noah Webster from his creation of the popular dictionary, but there is much more to Webster. In this video, we will take a brief look at Webster's life and his impact on American education.

John Dewey on Education: Theory & Philosophy

13. John Dewey on Education: Theory & Philosophy

John Dewey, lauded as the 'Modern Father of Experiential Education,' was a forward educational philosopher whose ideas still influence education today. His approach of learning by doing is practiced in classrooms around the world and has changed the way educators present knowledge and students learn.

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