A History of Education: European Influences on the American Educational System (Herbert Spencer)

[Editor’s Note: This is the 17th in a series of blogs that examine how education developed throughout history until the present. Links to previous blogs are included at the bottom of the post.] The last European influencer we’ll discuss in this series is Herbert Spencer (1820-1903), known as one of the leading Social Darwinists of … Continue reading “A History of Education: European Influences on the American Educational System (Herbert Spencer)”


The History of Education: European Influences on the American Educational System (Herbart)

[Editor’s Note: This is the 16th in a series of blogs that examine how education developed throughout history until the present. Links to previous blogs are included at the bottom of the post.] Education is the process by which a society delivers knowledge, culture, and values from one generation to the next. Individually along the … Continue reading “The History of Education: European Influences on the American Educational System (Herbart)”


A History of Education: European Influences on the American Educational System (Froebel)

[Editor’s Note: This is the 15th in a series of blogs that examine how education developed throughout history until the present. Links to previous blogs are included at the bottom of the post.] Freidrich Wilhelm Froebel is best known as the founder of kindergarten, but his life and contribution to education went far beyond that. … Continue reading “A History of Education: European Influences on the American Educational System (Froebel)”


A History of Education: European Influences on the American Educational System (Jan Amos Comenius)

[Editor’s Note: This is the 14th in a series of blogs that examine how education developed throughout history until the present. Links to previous blogs are included at the bottom of the post.] Jan Amos Comenius was a Protestant bishop who lived from 1592-1670 and who reformed the educational system at the time. He came … Continue reading “A History of Education: European Influences on the American Educational System (Jan Amos Comenius)”