Theses Doctoral

Learning Through Living Together: The Educational Philosophy of Jane Addams

Nieuwejaar, Kiersten

This dissertation examines the educational philosophy of Jane Addams, through her written work as well as her work in the Chicago settlement, Hull House. Addams' critique of schools and universities will be discussed, as well as the ways in which she positions Hull House as an educational space outside of normative education. This dissertation will also focus on the importance that Addams places on the educational relationship as a means for learning, and the social knowledge that results from this relationship, as they help to shape and advance society. Finally, the dissertation will look at the ways Addams' educational philosophy can inform technological communities in the 21st century in order to foster the kinds of educational relationships and social knowledge that we can use to improve our current society.


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More About This Work

Academic Units
Philosophy and Education
Thesis Advisors
Laverty, Megan
Ph.D., Columbia University
Published Here
February 6, 2015