Cultural identity and individual formation: Germany in 19th century and the foundation of modern pedagogy

The origins of modern pedagogy and its reverberation within the most recent education theories leads us backwards to German model, that articulates itself in two ways: as a set of pragmatic actions, derived from a series of social and cultural conditions, and as conceptual system, as long as it responds to a new conception of human freedom that came up in the beginning of modern thought. This paper intends to evaluate the imbrications between those two dimensions.

history of pedagogy; philosophy of education; neo-humanism; Bildung

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