Thursday, June 24, 2010


The Turkish Educational System

Republic of Turkey Ministry of National Education

Current Information

US Department of Education

No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin

The Bird's Christmas Carol, 1886

The Birds' Christmas Carol, 1887

A Musical Fantasy, 1914

A Cathedral Courtship, 1893

Children's Rights and Others, 1892

The Diary of a Goose Girl, 1902

The Flag-Raising

Froebel's Gifts, 1895

The Girl and the Kingdom
Learning to Teach

The Girl Scouts: A Training School for Womanhood

Homespun Tales, 1920

Laboulaye's Fairy Book, 1866

Ladies-In-Waiting, 1919

Marm Lisa, 1905

Mother Carey's Chickens, 1911

New Chronicles of Rebecca, 1907

The Old Peabody Pew
A Christmas Romance of a Country Church, 1907

Penelope's English Experiences
being extracts from the commonplace book of Penelope Hamilton, 1900

Penelope's Experiences in Scotland
eing extracts from the commonplace book of Penelope Hamilton

Penelope's Irish Experiences, 1901

Penelope's Postscripts, 1915

Penelope's Progress
Being Such Extracts from the Commonplace Book of Penelope Hamilton As Relate to Her Experiences in Scotland, 1897

Pinafore Palace, 1907

Polly Oliver's Problem
A Story for Girls, 1896

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, 1903

Robinetta, 1910

The Romance of a Christmas Card, 1916

Rose O' the River, 1905

The Story Hour
A Book for the Home and the Kindergarten

The Story of Patsy, 1889

Story of Waitstill Baxter, 1913

A Summer in a Canyon
A California Story, 1914

Susanna and Sue, 1909

Timothy's Quest
A Story for Anybody, Young or Old, Who Cares to Read It, 1890

A Village Stradivarius, 1904

The Village Watch-Tower, 1895

A Nation at Risk

A Nation at Risk
April 1983

More information

Paulo Freire

Paulo Freire: Liberation Theology and Marx (subtitled)

Horace Mann

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Maps of Religions

The Religious Situation in Central Europe in about 1560.

Protestant Europe

Europe Religions 1600

Religions of the World 2002

The United States Churches 2002

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Elaine Goodale Eastman

Wigwam Evenings
Sioux Folk Tales Retold, 1909

By Charles A. Eastman

Contributor Elaine Goodale Eastman

Catharine Esther Beecher

An Essay on Slavery and Abolitionism
With reference to the duty of American females, 1837

A Treatise on Domestic Economy
For the Use of Young Ladies at Home and at School, 1845

Hypatia of Alexandria

by Charles Kingsley

Mahatma Gandhi

The Green Pamphlet
The Grievances of the British Indians in South Africa: An Appeal to the Indian Public, 1896

Third Class in Indian Railways

Audio file "Gandhi"

John Stuart Mill

Auguste Comte and Positivism, 1865


Considerations of a Representative Government

Principles of Political Economy, 1885

The Subjection of Women, 1869

A System of Logic, Ratiocinative and Inductive
Vol. 1, 1851

A System of Logic, Ratiocinative and Inductive, 1882

W. E. B. Du Bois

William Edward Burghardt Du Bois

The Conservation of Races
The American Negro Academy Occasional Papers, No. 2, 1892

The Conservation of Races
The American Negro Academy. Occasional Papers No. 2, 1897

Voices From Within The Veil, 1920

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Anthology

The Negro Problem, 1903

The Negro, 1915

The Quest of the Silver Fleece
A Novel, 1911

The Souls of Black Folk, 1903

The Suppression of the African Slave Trade to the United States of America 1638-1870
Volume I, 1896

The Upward Path
A Reader For Colored Children, 1920

Audio file "Du Bois"

Jane Addams

Democracy and Social Ethics, 1902

A New Conscience and an Ancient Evil, 1912

The Spirit of Youth and the City Streets, 1909

Twenty Years at Hull House
With Autobiographical Notes, 1912

Mary Wollstonecraft

Letters on Sweden, Norway and Denmark, 1796

or the Wrongs of Woman, 1798

A Fiction, 1788

Posthumous Works
of the Author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, 1798

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
With Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects, 1792

Audio file "Wollstonecraft"

William Chandler Bagley

John Dewey

The Child and the Curriculum, 1902

China, Japan and the U.S.A.
Present-Day Conditions in the Far East and Their Bearing on the Washington Conference, 1921

Democracy and Education
An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education, 1916

Letters from China and Japan, 1920

Moral Principles in Education, 1909

Herbert Spencer

Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects
Everyman's Library, 1911

John Stuart Mill
His Life and Works, 1873

The Philosophy of Style, 1852

Emma Willard

Theory of Circulation by Respiration
Synopsis of its Principles and History, 1861

Thomas Jefferson

State of the Union
1801--1808, 1808

The Writings of Thomas Jefferson
Library Edition - Vol. 6, 1903

Jefferson's Children

An video with the two collaborators of this book.

Shannon Lanier and Jane Feldman

Maria Montessori

Dr. Montessori's Own Handbook, 1914

Spontaneous Activity in Education, 1917

Audio file "Montessori"

Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi

How Gertrude teaches her children: An attempt to help mothers to teach their own children and an account of the method

Audio file "Pestalozzi"

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Writings of Rousseau

The Confessions, 1768

A Discourse Upon the Origin and the Foundation of the Inequality Among Mankind, 1755


or, Concerning Education; Extracts, 1888

Audio file "Rousseau"

Martin Luther

Writings of Martin Luther

An Open Letter on Translating, 1530

Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II
Luther on Sin and the Flood, 1910

Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians, 1535

Concerning Christian Liberty, 1520

Epistle Sermons, Vol. II
Epiphany, Easter and Pentecost, 1909

Epistle Sermons, Vol. III
Trinity Sunday to Advent, 1909

The Epistles of St. Peter and St. Jude Preached and Explained, 1524

The Hymns and Small Cathechism, 1875

Martin Luther's 95 Theses; in English and Latin, 1517

Martin Luther's Large Catechism

Martin Luther's Small Catechism

The Smalcald Articles, 1537

A Treatise on Good Works
with the Letter of Dedication, 1520

Works of Martin Luther
With Introductions and Notes, 1915

Johann Amos Comenius

A biography written about Johann Amos Comenius published in 1921.
Jan Amos Komenský
by Jan Václav Novák
written in Esperanto

Audio file "Comenius"

Desiderius Erasmus


Quintilian's Institutes of Oratory

From the above link: "Quintilian's treatise on the art of oratory is an exhaustive encyclopedia of Roman educational practices that has been treasured for centuries by Western scholars for both its scope and depth. This hypertextual version of the Institutes is an edited version of all twelve books from the 1856 English translation of the Rev. John Selby Watson."

Audio file "Quintilian"



The Athenian Constitution
by Aristotle

The Categories
by Aristotle

by Aristotle

Politics: A Treatise on Government
by Aristotle

by Aristotle

The Works of Aristotle the Famous Philosopher
Containing his Complete Masterpiece and Family Physician; his Experienced Midwife, his Book of Problems and his Remarks on Physiognomy
by Aristotle

Thomas Aquinas

On Prayer and the Contemplative Life
by St. Thomas Aquinas
(full text)

Preface of the text:

The present generation in the fervour of its repentance is like to cast off too much. So many false principles and hasty deductions have been offered to its parents and grandparents in the name of science that it is becoming unduly suspicious of the scientific method.

A century ago men's minds were sick unto death from too much science and too little mysticism. To-day the danger is that even the drawing-rooms are scented with a mysticism that anathematizes science.

At no time since the days of S. Thomas was the saint's scientific method more lacking. Everywhere there is need for a mystic doctrine, which in itself is neither hypnotism nor hysteria, and in its expression is neither superlative nor apostrophic, lest the hungered minds of men die of surfeit following on starvation.

The message and method of S. Thomas are part of that strange rigidity of the thirteenth century which is one of the startling paradoxes of the ages of faith. It is surely a consolation that these ages of a faith which moved mountains, or at least essayed to remove the Turk, were minded to express their beliefs in the coat of mail of human reason! The giants of those days, who in the sphere of literature were rediscovering verse and inventing rhyme, and who in every sphere of knowledge were bringing forth the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries, were not so blinded by the white light of vision as to disown the Greeks. They made the Ethics of Aristotle the four-square walls of the city of God; they expressed the mysteries of the Undivided Three in terms of the Syllogism. Thus they refused to cut themselves off from the aristocracy of human genius. They laid hands--but not violent hands--on the heritage of the ages. No philosophers have ever equalled their bold and lowly-minded profession of faith in the solidarity of human reason. For this cause S. Thomas, who is their spokesman, has now become an absolute necessity of thought. Unless the great Dumb Ox is given a hearing, our mysticism will fill, not the churches, but the asylums and the little self-authorized Bethels where every man is his own precursor and messiah.

That S. Thomas is to be accepted as a master of mysticism may be judged from the following facts in the life of a mystic of the mystics, S. John of the Cross:

"It has been recorded that during his studies he particularly relished psychology; this is amply borne out by his writings. S. John was not what one could term a scholar. He was, however, intimately acquainted with the Summa of S. Thomas Aquinas, as almost every page of his works proves.... He does not seem to have ever applied himself to the study of the Fathers.... As has already been stated, the whole work (The Ascent of Mount Carmel) is based upon the view S. Thomas Aquinas takes of the essence and operations of the senses and of the faculties of the soul, and upon his treatise on the virtues."[1]

S. Thomas hardly needs an imprimatur after six centuries of full trust. But in the hard matters of mysticism, which he has treated as a scholar should, it is reassuring to know that he has the approval, not only of the scholars, but of the mystics.

(Thomas Aquinas, On Prayer and the Contemplative Life, pp. 2-3)

Audio file "Thomas Aquinas"

John Calvin

A Treatise on Relics
by John Calvin

Monday, June 14, 2010

Friedrich Froebel

Click on the book titles below.

Froebel's Gifts
by Nora Archibald Smith

Autobiography of Friedrich Froebel
by Friedrich Froebel

Audio file "Froebel"

Froebel's Gifts

Friday, June 11, 2010

Confucius: Proponent of Educating for a Harmonious Society

Confucius Values

The Analects of Confucius
by Confucius

Timelines of Religions