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The Educational Work of Thomas Jefferson

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$65.00 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674337299

Publication Date: 01/01/1931

295 pages


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This is a study not only of Jefferson’s plans for a system of elementary, secondary, and higher education in Virginia but of his educational philosophy and ideals. It represents an attempt to interpret passing references in private correspondence as well as formal discussions of educational subjects. The author also shows how Jefferson’s ideas and efforts have influenced American education. Jefferson’s own words are used freely, the quotations in many instances revealing quaint eccentricities of style. An extensive appendix reproduces the documents which set forth most fully the views and plans of this truly great educational pioneer.

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