Educational Metamorphoses / Edition 1

Educational Metamorphoses / Edition 1

by Jane Roland Martin
     
 

ISBN-10: 074254673X

ISBN-13: 9780742546738

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. Using case studies of personal transformations, or metamorphoses, Martin examines Malcolm X; G. B. 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…  See more details below

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A preeminent philosopher of education in the United States, Jane Roland Martin challenges conventional wisdom. Using case studies of personal transformations, or metamorphoses, Martin examines Malcolm X; G. B. 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 reveals that each of us undergoes personal metamorphoses as a result of education, sometimes with a radically altered identity, 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.

About the Author:
Jane Roland Martin, Ph.D., is professor of philosophy emerita at the University of Massachusetts, Boston

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742546738
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
182
Sales rank:
1,323,267
Product dimensions:
0.42(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Table of Contents


List of Cases in Order of Appearance     ix
Introduction     1
Rereading the Pygmalion Myth     5
The Journey from Nature to Human Culture     27
Life as a Chronology of Changes     47
Educational Metamorphoses as Culture Crossings     69
Varieties of Identity Transformations     91
Circulating the Gift of Education     119
Conclusion     149
Bibliography     153
Acknowledgments     161
Index     165
About the Author     171

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