Reflections on the Moral and Spiritual Crisis in Education / Edition 1

Reflections on the Moral and Spiritual Crisis in Education / Edition 1

by David E. Purpel, William M. McLaurin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820468460

ISBN-13: 9780820468464

Pub. Date: 09/28/2004

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.

This book takes a sharply critical view of contemporary society with a searing indictment of our morally and intellectually bankrupt educational system. Uniquely, the book contains both the original version of David Purpel’s highly influential Moral and Spiritual Crisis in Education, first published in 1989, as well as an updated critique of that work

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This book takes a sharply critical view of contemporary society with a searing indictment of our morally and intellectually bankrupt educational system. Uniquely, the book contains both the original version of David Purpel’s highly influential Moral and Spiritual Crisis in Education, first published in 1989, as well as an updated critique of that work - reflections from our current times of growing despair about the directions of education and the nation. Reflections on the Moral and Spiritual Crisis in Education focuses on the possibility - and necessity - of generating hope through the redemptive and energizing power of the human spirit.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820468464
Publisher:
Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Series:
Counterpoints Ser., #262
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to Reflections on The moral and spiritual crisis in education
Bk. IThe moral and spiritual crisis in education
Preface to The moral and spiritual crisis in education3
Acknowledgments7
Introduction to The moral and spiritual crisis in education9
Ch. 1The current crisis in education17
Ch. 2Recent educational reform29
Ch. 3The moral and spiritual crisis in American education42
Ch. 4A religious and moral framework for American education75
Ch. 5Education in a prophetic voice106
Ch. 6A curriculum for social justice and compassion125
Ch. 7Issues of curriculum planning, design, and implementation141
Bk. IIReflections on the moral and spiritual crisis in education167
Introduction to Reflections on The moral and spiritual crisis in education169
Ch. 1That was then and this is now : the deepening educational and cultural crisis179
Ch. 2The struggle for moral and spiritual affirmation in an age of greed, fanaticism, and cynicism195
Ch. 3The need for wisdom in an age of uncertainty and skepticism208
Ch. 4A response to the crisis : the quest for wisdom in the practice of an everyday life226
Ch. 5A response to the crisis : the love of wisdom and the wisdom of love261
Bibliography287
Index293

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