The Journey of Early Childhood Education

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In History
  • 1483

    Martin Luther, Germany, 1483-1546

    Martin Luther, Germany, 1483-1546
    *Literacy and Universal Education
    *Children need to be able to read the bible
    *Universal education betters families, communities
    *The family as the first/important teacher
    *Communities must support ECE
    *Reformation on educational expansion
  • John Amos Comenius, Czech Republic, The Father of Modern Education,1592-1670

    John Amos Comenius, Czech Republic, The Father of Modern Education,1592-1670
    *School of Infancy
    *Children should be taught as young as possible
    *The importance of safe environment “happy workshops of humanity”
    *Education should follow child’s natural development (first to say this) first children’s picture book (Orbis Pictus or "The World Illustrated"), published in 1658, a mini picture encyclopedia
    *Sensory exploration as root of learning
    *Didactica Magna “The Whole Art of Teaching”
    *“believed that people were born with a natural craving for knowledge and goodness”
  • John Locke, United Kingdom, 1632-1704

    John Locke, United Kingdom, 1632-1704
    *Children are shaped by their social environments
    *Through education a child learns socialization
    *Education makes children to be appropriate members of society
    *Advocated “Tabula Rasa” (blank slate), mind’s initial resemblance to “white paper, void of all characters,” with “all the materials of reason and knowledge” derived from experiences
    *Environment exerts its effects through associations between:
    -thoughts and feelings
    -behavioral repetition
    -imitation
    -rewards and punishment