The Doctrine of Public Education of Condorcet in Light of the Discussion on Women's Rights and Slavery at the Beginning of the Third Republic
23 Pages Posted: 5 Apr 2015
Date Written: April 3, 2015
This paper offers an analysis of the public education project proposed by Nicolas de Condorcet (1743-1794) which appeared to be too modern for the late XVIII century but extremely vital for the last three decades of XIX century. His ideas were taken and made foundation for the reforms proposed by Jules Ferry and Ferdinand Buisson, whose names are traditionally linked with the formation of the “republican school” in France.
Keywords: enlightenment, public education, republicanism, school, equality, social progress
JEL Classification: Z
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