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The Educational Thought of Plato's Republic and Its Enlightenment to Contemporary Education

As one of Plato's representative works, the Republic contains a large number of educational ideas, such as children's education, citizen education, lifelong education, etc., which have a profound impact on later generations and have important reference significance and research value for contemporary education. This paper first introduces Plato and his work The Republic, and explains the origin of this study. Secondly, it briefly analyzes the representative educational thoughts in the Republic, including: the analysis of rational education thoughts, the analysis of moral education thoughts, the analysis of national education thoughts, the analysis of preschool education thoughts and the analysis of comprehensive development education thoughts, which lays the groundwork for the following research; Finally, on the basis of the full analysis of Plato's education thought in the Republic, combined with the current situation of China's education, this paper focuses on the important enlightenment to today's education work, including: to highlight the importance of family education, pay attention to children's early education; We should pay more attention to the cultivation of excellent talents with all-round development. It is necessary to perfect the educational mechanism and promote educational equity. We should build a lifelong education system with Chinese characteristics. We should attach importance to promoting the development of social education.

Plato, The Republic, Educational Thought, Contemporary Education, Enlightenment

APA Style

Shi, W. (2023). The Educational Thought of Plato's Republic and Its Enlightenment to Contemporary Education. International Journal of Education, Culture and Society, 8(6), 257-260.

ACS Style

Shi, W. The Educational Thought of Plato's Republic and Its Enlightenment to Contemporary Education. Int. J. Educ. Cult. Soc. 2023, 8(6), 257-260. doi: 10.11648/j.ijecs.20230806.15

AMA Style

Shi W. The Educational Thought of Plato's Republic and Its Enlightenment to Contemporary Education. Int J Educ Cult Soc. 2023;8(6):257-260. doi: 10.11648/j.ijecs.20230806.15

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