Soka Education: For the Happiness of the Individual [NOOK Book]

Overview

What is the purpose of education?

How do teachers and students become the key to creating a culture of peace?

What is the most effective way to help students identify and reach their goals?

In Soka Education: For the Happiness of the Individual, author and educator Daisaku Ikeda underscores how education can instill the faith that "each of us has both the power and the responsibility to effect positive change ...

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Soka Education: For the Happiness of the Individual

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Overview

What is the purpose of education?

How do teachers and students become the key to creating a culture of peace?

What is the most effective way to help students identify and reach their goals?

In Soka Education: For the Happiness of the Individual, author and educator Daisaku Ikeda underscores how education can instill the faith that "each of us has both the power and the responsibility to effect positive change on a global scale." Soka education is dedicated to supporting a reliable, student-centered education that will nurture individuals committed to solving global problems. The vision offered here will enrich the lives of anyone concerned about education today.

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Teacher Magazine
American teachers need not be Buddhist to find relevance in Soka Education as described by Ikeda. The Soka view is that education should not be a means to economic ends but something that is valued for its own sake.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781938252228
  • Publisher: Middleway Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Second Edition, Second edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,180,747
  • File size: 290 KB

Meet the Author


Daisaku Ikeda is the author and coauthor of more than 60 books on a wide range of topics, including the history of Buddhism and Buddhist philosophy. He is the founding president and leader of the Soka Gakkai International, one of the largest lay Buddhist organizations in the world with members in more than 190 countries and territories. He is the recipient of the United Nations Peace Award, the Rosa Parks Humanitarian Award, and the International Tolerance Award of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Victor Kazanjian is the dean of Religious and Spiritual Life, Wellesley College, Massachusetts.
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Table of Contents

Foreword Victor Kazanjian v

Preface xi

Introduction: John Dewey and Tsunesaburo Makiguchi: Confluences of Thought and Action (June 2001) 1

Part 1 Addresses and Proposals 33

1 The Challenge of Global Empowerment: Education for a Sustainable Future (2002) 35

2 Reviving Education (January 29, 2001) 49

3 Serving the Essential Needs of Education (September 29, 2000) 75

4 Education Toward Global Citizenship (June 13, 1996) 109

5 An Outspoken Advocate of Educational Reform (June 4, 1996) 123

6 Teachers of My Childhood (2004) 135

7 The Teacher's Art (1998) 149

8 An Unforgettable Teacher (1998) 155

9 Humanity in Education (August 24, 1984) 161

10 Perspective on Virtue (January 26, 1992) 177

11 A True Restoration of Humanity (April 9, 1973) 189

12 The Fight To Live a Creative Life (April 18, 1974) 203

Part 2 Brief Thoughts 211

Endnotes 225

Included Works 233

Index 235

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