Educations and Their Purposes: A Conversation Among Cultures

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Overview

Recent history makes clear that the quantum leaps being made in technology are the leading edge of a groundswell of paradigm shifts taking place in science, politics, economics, social institutions, and the expression of cultural values. Indeed it is the simultaneity and interdependence of these changes occurring in every dimension of human experience and endeavor that makes the present so historically distinctive. The essays gathered here give voice to perspectives on the always improvised relationship between technology and cultural values from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Pacific.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824831608
  • Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The
  • Publication date: 10/31/2007
  • Pages: 472
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Roger T. Ames Peter D. Hershock ix

Introduction 1

Part I Education, Relationality, and Diversity

1 Relating Freely: The Meaning of Educating for Equity and Diversity Peter D. Hershock 21

2 Philosophy and the Hybridization of Culture Richard Rorty 41

3 The Overdominance of English in Global Education: Is an Alternative Scenario Thinkable? Tze-Wan Kwan 54

4 Teaching Philosophy of Religion "Multiculturally": A Lokahi Approach? Gwen Griffith-Dickson 72

5 Democracy and Science in Education: Lacuna in China's Modernization Sor-Hoon Tan 91

Part II Education and Affectivity

6 Educating Emotions: The Phenomenology of Feelings Robert C. Solomon 113

7 Caring and Critical Thinking in Relational Ethics Nel Noddings 131

8 Cultivating the Mindful Heart: What We May Learn from the Japanese Philosophy of Kokoro Thomas P. Kasulis 142

9 The Dilemma of Skillful Means in Buddhist Pedagogy: Desire and Education in the Lotus Sutra Tao Jiang 157

Part III Education and Somaticity

10 With This Very Body: Or What Kukai Has to Teach Us about Ritual Pedagogy Nikki Bado-Fralick 177

11 The Confucian Body and Virtue Education: On the Balance between Inner Authenticity and Outer Expression Seung-Hwan Lee 190

12 Ethical Education as Bodily Training: Kitaro Nishida's Moral Phenomenology of "Acting-Intuition" Joel W. Krueger 207

Part IV Creativity and Habilitation

13 What's Wrong with Being "Creative"? John Hope Mason 221

14 Constructing Identities: The Shifting Role of Indoctrination in Chinese and American Education Gay Garland Reed 243

15 "Initiating But Not Proceeding to the End": A Confucian Response toIndoctrination Geir Sigurdsson 257

16 Either Self-Realization or Transmission of Received Wisdom in Confucian Education? An Inquiry into Lu Zuqian's and Zhu Xi's Constructions for Student Learning Hoyt Cleveland Tillman 270

Part V Education and Otherness

17 Oral Traditions, African Philosophical Methods, and Their Contributions to Education and Our Global Knowledge Workineh Kelbessa 291

18 The Ideas of "Educating" and "Learning" in Confucian Thought Chen Lai 310

19 Spiritual Transformation and Transethical Life: Thinking from Advaita John J. Thatamanil 327

20 Education and Responsiveness: On the Agency of Intersubjectivity Brian J. Bruya 346

21 Different Encounter between Teacher and Student in Sankara's Upadesa-Sahasri and in the Teaching of Jiddu Krishnamurti Daniel Raveh 354

Part VI Education and the Aesthetics of Moral Cultivation

22 Beautiful Freedom: Schiller on the "Aesthetic Education" of Humanity Fred Dallmayr 375

23 Musical Education for Peace Kathleen Marie Higgins 389

24 Fact and Value in the Analects: Education and Logic Joel J. Kupperman 405

25 Xunzi and the Role of Aesthetic Experience in Moral Cultivation Scott R. Stroud 420

26 How Is Weakness of the Will Not Possible? Cheng Yi's Neo-Confucian Conception of Moral Knowledge Yong Huang 439

Contributors 457

Index 465

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