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The Resource A culture of teaching : early modern humanism in theory and practice, Rebecca W. Bushnell

A culture of teaching : early modern humanism in theory and practice, Rebecca W. Bushnell

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A culture of teaching : early modern humanism in theory and practice
Title
A culture of teaching
Title remainder
early modern humanism in theory and practice
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca W. Bushnell
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
  • This provocative account of humanist education in early modern England relates the history of humanism to debates about its current status. The humanism Rebecca W. Bushnell traces through sixteenth-century sources emerges as distinct from humanist doctrines espoused today. And yet, in the conflicts faced by early humanists, Bushnell identifies the origins of contemporary educational notions and practices, including approaches to discipline, gender and class differences, reading and interpretation, canon formation, and the transmission of tradition
  • Renaissance texts depicting the schoolroom reveal a pedagogy fraught with tensions - between freedom and mastery, flexibility and rigid control, a passion for variety and a fear of excess. Bushnell describes this oscillation between opposites through debates over corporal punishment, in which the schoolmaster appears either as all-powerful or as the insignificant servant of authority. In pedagogical manuals strongly reminiscent of gardening guides, the scholar was seen as both a pliant vine and a force of nature. Bushnell perceives a similar ambivalence in early humanist attitudes toward reading and the creation of a literary canon. Moving outside the classroom walls, she considers the contradictory politics of appeals to tradition and invention in early debates over imitating the classics. In each instance, she indicates how, at the end of the sixteenth century, this balance began to tilt toward authoritarianism, selectivity, and discrimination
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bushnell, Rebecca W.
Dewey number
370.11/2/094209031
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LC1011
LC item number
.B837 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Education, Humanistic
  • Education
  • Teaching
Label
A culture of teaching : early modern humanism in theory and practice, Rebecca W. Bushnell
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The Trials of Humanism -- 1. Introduction: Humanism Reconsidered -- 2. The Sovereign Master and the Scholar Prince -- 3. Cultivating the Mind -- 4. Harvesting Books -- 5. Tradition and Sovereignty -- Epilogue: Contemporary Humanist Pedagogy
Control code
33865965
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 210 pages
Isbn
9780801483561
Isbn Type
(pb. : alk. paper)
Lccn
95043035
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A culture of teaching : early modern humanism in theory and practice, Rebecca W. Bushnell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The Trials of Humanism -- 1. Introduction: Humanism Reconsidered -- 2. The Sovereign Master and the Scholar Prince -- 3. Cultivating the Mind -- 4. Harvesting Books -- 5. Tradition and Sovereignty -- Epilogue: Contemporary Humanist Pedagogy
Control code
33865965
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 210 pages
Isbn
9780801483561
Isbn Type
(pb. : alk. paper)
Lccn
95043035
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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