pedagogueGet it? A pedagogue was originally a slave who escorted children to school and supervised them. You'd think things have changed since then, but to hear some of our college administrators, the word "pedagogue" should still retain its original meaning.
late 14c., "schoolmaster, teacher," from O.Fr. pedagogue "teacher of children," from L. paedagogus "slave who escorted children to school and generally supervised them," later "a teacher," from Gk. paidagogos, from pais (gen. paidos) "child" (see pedo-) + agogos "leader," from agein "to lead" (see act).
Friday, December 10, 2010
What's a Pedagogue?
In the wake of the discussions about how our college administrators treat us, somebody pointed out to me what the etymology of the word "pedagogue" really is:
Posted by Clarissa at 6:55 PM