Millennial Child : Transforming Education in the 21st Century

Millennial Child : Transforming Education in the 21st Century

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by Eugene Schwarz
     
 

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Today's children are an endangered species. As a result of the reductionism spawned by Freud and the homogenization of the stages of human life that followed, many children seem to have lost their childhood and been thrust into the confusing and chaotic world of adults. Eugene Schwartz presents an incisive analysis of the ways in which the errors of the first third of… See more details below

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Today's children are an endangered species. As a result of the reductionism spawned by Freud and the homogenization of the stages of human life that followed, many children seem to have lost their childhood and been thrust into the confusing and chaotic world of adults. Eugene Schwartz presents an incisive analysis of the ways in which the errors of the first third of our century have come back to haunt us at the century's end. After carefully examining Sigmund Freud's tragic misunderstanding of childhood and tracing its consequences for today's parents and educators, the author points to the radically new paradigm of childhood development offered by Rudolf Steiner and embodied in Waldorf education.

Parents, teachers, and child psychologists will find a wealth of insight concerning such diverse subjects as the nature of play, the causes of ADHD, computers as teachers, and the power that love and imagination will have in the education of the Millennial Child.

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Schwartz, Director of Teacher Training at Sunbridge College, New York, analyzes how modern American culture has used Freud's misunderstanding of childhood to throw our children swiftly into the world of adults, denying them the important growth period of childhood. He covers subjects such as the nature of play, the causes of ADHD, computers as teachers, and the power of love and imagination in education. He suggests that a new paradigm must be sought, and he supports the work of Rudolf Steiner which has been used extensively in Waldorf education. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780880104654
Publisher:
SteinerBooks, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Pages:
309
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.83(d)

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