Entering the circle: Schleiermacher and the rise of modern Education Studies

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Next to Johann Friedrich Herbart, Schleiermacher is seen as one of the founding fathers of a modern discipline of Education Studies. Indeed, his lectures on pedagogy from 1826 (a part of which is presented in this volume) present a form of reflecting on education that is completely new. Nowhere is this more visible than in the first sentence of this lecture series. Through an analysis of this opening line and a comparison of it with other opening sentences of earlier seminal texts on education—namely Locke and Rousseau—this chapter shows how it is only with Schleiermacher that a modern hermeneutic understanding of Education Studies is realized in academic reflections on education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationF.D.E. Schleiermacher's Outlines of the Art of Education
Subtitle of host publicationA Translation and Discussion
EditorsNorm Friesen, Karsten Kenklies
Place of PublicationNew York
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Jan 2022

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PublisherPeter Lang International Academic Publishers


  • education studies
  • pedagogy
  • the art of education

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