The Gleam of Light: Moral Perfectionism and Education in Dewey and Emerson by Natsu Saito | 9780823224623 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
The Gleam of Light: Moral Perfectionism and Education in Dewey and Emerson

The Gleam of Light: Moral Perfectionism and Education in Dewey and Emerson

by Natsu Saito
     
 

ISBN-10: 0823224627

ISBN-13: 9780823224623

Pub. Date: 07/28/2005

Publisher: Fordham University Press

In the name of efficiency, the practice of education has come to be dominated by neoliberal ideology andprocedures of standardization and quantification. Such attempts to make all aspects of practice transparent and subject to systematic accounting lack sensitivity to the invisible and the silent, to something in the humancondition that cannot readily be expressed

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In the name of efficiency, the practice of education has come to be dominated by neoliberal ideology andprocedures of standardization and quantification. Such attempts to make all aspects of practice transparent and subject to systematic accounting lack sensitivity to the invisible and the silent, to something in the humancondition that cannot readily be expressed in an either-or form. Seeking alternatives to such trends, Saito readsDewey's idea of progressive education through the lens of Emersonian moral perfectionism (to borrow a term coined by Stanley Cavell). She elucidates a spiritual and aesthetic dimension to Dewey's notion of growth, one considerably richer than what Dewey alone presents in his typically scientific terminology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823224623
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Series:
American Philosophy Series
Edition description:
3
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.80(d)

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