Title search:

Robert Owen:

schooling the innocents

by John Siraj-Blatchford £7.49 (inc UK pp) 978-1-900219-00-X  (pp)

Alternative methods of payment

This book is all about the educational thinking of Robert Owen, the 19th century philanthropist and founder of the co-operative movement. He became acutely aware of the social difficulties faced by the majority of the working population of his day.  The fortune that he acquired as a mill owner gave him the means to ensure that his voice was heard. He believed that community education provided a means of breaking out of the vicious cycle of social and moral degeneration. Owen was a self-educated man. Here we visit of just one part of his thinking, an area that has been relatively neglected, namely early childhood education.

John Siraj-Blatchford was Senior Lecturer in Science Education at Homerton College, Cambridge. He has taught in infant, junior and secondary classrooms.


Link to NEC distance learning


Link to The Tutor Pages Hub

Link to Banner ad