What Contributions Did John Locke Make to Early Childhood Education?

John Locke made a strong contribution to early childhood education in the form of his 1693 treatise, "Thoughts Concerning Education," where he stated that students needed to receive better treatment as well as a more diverse syllabus." In another one of his works, "Essay Concerning Human Understanding," Locke stated that he believed educating children was not only a concern of the parents of the children, but also of the state, and that the status of the state will always depend upon the training of its youth.

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