A Pedagogy of Humanist Moral Education

The Educational Thought of Janusz Korczak

  • Marc Silverman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Marc Silverman
    Pages 1-18
  3. Marc Silverman
    Pages 19-70
  4. Marc Silverman
    Pages 71-127
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 209-215

About this book


This book sheds new light on the life and work of Janusz Korczak, the twentieth century humanist moral educator and path-breaking social-pedagogue who is generally unknown in the English speaking world. In the two orphanages he led in Warsaw, Poland Korczak developed an innovative array of educational practices that motivated children from broken families suffering from serious social-interpersonal pathologies to re-form themselves during the five to seven years they lived in the orphanage. By offering its readers a systematic presentation of Korczak's worldview, educational philosophy and work, and exposing them to a rich selection of his writings, this book seeks to inform the English speaking educated public about an educator who unceasingly strived to make the world a better place for people and to make better people for the world. 


Moral Education Philosophy of Education Janusz Korczak Pedagogy Poland Orphanage

Authors and affiliations

  • Marc Silverman
    • 1
  1. 1.Hebrew University of JerusalemTalpiotIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-56067-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-56068-1
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