Ethical Visions of Education Philosophies in Practice

ISBN-10: 0807747580
ISBN-13: 9780807747582
Edition: 2007
Authors: David T. Hansen
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Putting good ideas into practice is one of the greatest challenges facing any educator. Eminent thinkers-John Dewey, Jane Addams, and others-dedicated their lives to producing ways of thinking about education and human welfare that have influenced many persons' lives. At the same time, these renowned thinkers were also trying to solve problems that every classroom teacher faces, namely, how to help children grow and learn as global citizens in a complex world. This pathbreaking book edited by David T. Hansen provides readers with a collection of insights drawn from a diverse array of thinkers that proves there is nothing quite as practical as a good educational philosophy. It will challenge readers to articulate their own working vision of how to integrate the "big ideas" about education into daily practice.

Foreword
Preface
Introduction: Ideas, Action, and Ethical Vision in Education
Foundational Perspectives on the Aims of Education
John Dewey on Education and the Quality of Life
Paulo Freire's Politics and Pedagogy
W.E.B. Du Bois and an Education for Democracy and Creativity
Political Pressures, Educational Responses
Value Creation as the Aim of Education: Tsunesaburo Makiguchi and Soka Education
Learning from Experience: Jane Addams's Education in Democracy as a Way of Life
Tao Xingzhi and the Emergence of Public Education in China
Unleashing Human Growth and Potential
Peace as a Premise for Learning: Maria Montessori's Educational Philosophy
Art, Nature, and Education: Rabindranath Tagore's Holistic Approach to Learning
Artful Curriculum, Evaluation, and Instruction: Lessons Learned from Rudolf Steiner's Spiritually Based Waldorf Education
Caring for Others as a Path to Teaching and Learning: Albert Schweitzer's Reverence for Life
Notes
References
About the Boston Research Center
About the Editor and the Contributors
Index

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