Educational Metamorphoses / Edition 1by Jane Roland Martin
Pub. Date: 01/28/2007
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
A preeminent philosopher of education in the United States, Jane Roland Martin challenges conventional wisdom that education consists of small, incremental changes within a student's life. Using case studies of personal transformations, or metamorphoses, Martin examines Malcolm X, George Bernard Shaw's Eliza Doolittle, Victor - the Wild Boy of Aveyron, Minik the Inuit Child, and several others to demonstrate how substantial personal change can be and how vital education is as a fundamental determinant of the human condition. Martin's study results in three important claims: that each of us undergoes personal metamorphoses as a result of education; that these changes can result in a radically altered identity and can therefore be either good or bad; and that each change constitutes a culture crossing which can be accompanied by feelings of guilt, accusations of betrayal, alienation, and a sense of loss.
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Table of Contents0 Introduction Chapter 1 Rereading the Pygmalion Myth Chapter 2 The Journey from Nature to Culture Chapter 3 Life as a Chronology of Identity Changes Chapter 4 Educational Metamorphoses as Culture Crossings Chapter 5 Varieties of Metamorphoses Chapter 6 Circulating the Gift of Education 7 Conclusion
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