Classics of the History of Education.
Educating for Peace and a Pedagogy of Hope


In explaining their thinking, authors whose works have become classics of the history of education have reflected on the founding theoretical, practical and poietic elements of the discipline. Their ideas enable us to attribute multiple meanings to the fundamental terms of the topic, combining philosophical, scientific and ideological theories with educational practice. Reading the classics as part of an active learning process stimulates our intellectual capacities, but also promotes our emotional understanding and personal interpretation, which are also of huge educational value. This article concerns a topic of great interest today, and one that is also discussed in the classics: education for world peace.

Article history

Received 10 May 2021. Revised 17 June 2021. Accepted 27 June 2021. Published online 11 July 2021