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Historical Continuation of Liberal Education Thought Based on the “Three Milestones in the West”

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DOI: 10.25236/acaelt.2019.239


Qiong Zhang, Biao Zhang

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Qiong Zhang


The historical track of Western liberal education is an indelible valuable clue to explore the true meaning of education in the history of Western education. The Republic by Plato, Emile by Rousseau and Democracy and Education by Dewey, known as the three milestones in the Western history of education thought, portray this historical context incisively and vividly. From the germination in the ancient Greek period to the return in modern times, after entering the modern times, the continuation of Western liberal education has been further developed in the diversified understanding.


Three milestones in the West; Liberal education thought; Historical continuation