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Catalog Number 372 EDG V2 1801
Object Name Book
Date of Publication 1801
Title Practical Education
Summary 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
Language English
Subjects Education -- Early works to 1800.
People John Brown
Margaretta Mason Brown
Search Terms Education
England