Johann Sturm on Education
Item #: 531013WEB / 1993 / Hardback with Jacket / 430 Pages
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Johann Sturm lived his life across nearly the entire 16th century and became perhaps its greatest educator.
Sturm developed a liberal arts curriculum for schools from the lowest grade through the university level. The academy he founded in Strasbourg eventually became the University of Strasbourg--and some of his proteges went on to develop and/or reform other gymnasia, including John Calvin, who founded the academy in Geneva that would become the University of Geneva. Sturm's writings on education and his editions of classical texts had a broad influence on the Protestant world and its educational system.
This study of Sturm's life and influence on contemporary Christian higher education also offers the first translation from the Latin of Sturm's essays on education. The most important educational figure in Protestant Europe, he sought a 'wise and eloquent piety' based on the classics of ancient Rome and Greece.
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