Evaluation of the Philosophy of Education of Francois Fenelon

Alcantara Hennessey, Fordham University


In the nomenclature of the better known educators in France during the seventeenth century, is the name of François de Salignac de la Nothe-Fénelon, Archbishop of Cambrai. He is remembered not so much because his name signifies that of a born remarkably gifted- successful teacher, but because he was the first theorist to write on the education of women in seventeenth century France. He possessed a thorough and workable philosophy of education which, applied to the training of girls, served to point the way to others, especially the many religious communities founded in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries primarily for the training of girls.

Subject Area

Education philosophy|Psychology|Educational psychology

Recommended Citation

Hennessey, Alcantara, "Evaluation of the Philosophy of Education of Francois Fenelon" (1944). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI28927773.