|Catalog Number||372 EDG V2 1801|
|Date of Publication||1801|
Inscription: "J.Brown" (on title page). Edgeworth was one of Margaretta Brown's favorite authors.
Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849) was an English writer who wrote books for adults and children. Practical Education is an educational treatise written by Maria Edgeworth and her father Richard Lovell Edgeworth. First published in 1798, it is a comprehensive theory of education that combines the ideas of philosophers John Locke and Jean-Jacques Rousseau as well as of educational writers such as Thomas Day, William Godwin, Joseph Priestley, and Catherine Macaulay.
Practical Education espouses a progressive educational theory based on experiential learning. This teaching manual contains lessons designed to create independent thinkers while also teaching children morals.
|Author||Edgeworth, Maria and Edgeworth, Richard Lovell|
|Publisher||George F. Hopkins, at Washington Head, for Self, and Brown and Stansbury|
|Place of Publication||New York|
Education -- Early works to 1800.
Margaretta Mason Brown