American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

Changes of Perspective Introduced by Rousseau in Educational Practice
Marcus Goncalves

This paper is an attempt to discuss Rousseau’s ideas on educational practice through his book Emile, arguably one of the most noteworthy books on education available today. Rousseau makes an effort to describe an approach to education based on nature, emphasizing harmony and a strong concern for the child. Such concepts are fundamental in Rousseau’s ideas, which would later impact child development theories of Werner, Pestalozzi, Herbert, Piaget and Vygotsky, albeit with different results and related theories.

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