The Universal Schoolhouse: Spiritual Awakening through Education / Edition 1

The Universal Schoolhouse: Spiritual Awakening through Education / Edition 1

by James Moffett
     
 

Can schooling transform society? This visionary book argues that it can if we look beyond the traditional view of education as a means to finding jobs or "getting ahead," and we attend to the personal development and enrichment of the whole child. Education is a sacred, not an economic quest, and it is in our power to equip young people with the character and

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Can schooling transform society? This visionary book argues that it can if we look beyond the traditional view of education as a means to finding jobs or "getting ahead," and we attend to the personal development and enrichment of the whole child. Education is a sacred, not an economic quest, and it is in our power to equip young people with the character and values necessary to enhance and improve the society they will inherit.In this book, noted teacher and thinker James Moffett sets forth a controversial, daring, and inspiring vision of what schooling can and should be. His highly personal, philosophical inquiry into the nature and purpose of education offers us a view of schooling as a lifelong spiritual quest with the power to promote the highest potential of the individual.Moffett challenges the school reform movement to reach beyond conventional goals that cater to bureaucratic and corporate interests and to take on a more "transformative" mission by creating holistically grounded, culturally relevant education that enables students to adapt and thrive in spite of societal challenges and technological change. He surveys all the good ways of learning found in and out of institutions, past and present—from apprenticing and tutoring to practicing the arts and spiritual disciplines—and he proposes how these would be made accessible within a universal schoolhouse or community learning network for all ages and purposes.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555426071
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/28/1994
Series:
Education-Higher Education Series
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
367
Product dimensions:
6.33(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.25(d)

Table of Contents

Part One: Reform for the Right Reasons
1. Spirituality and Education
2. A Farewell to Flag-and-Dollar Schooling
3. Education to Transform Culture
4. Education to Transform Consciousness
Part Two: Reform by the Right Means
5. What Determines Public Education
6. Top-Down Posing as Bottom-Up
Part Three: The Universal Schoolhouse
7. Good Methods Already Known
8. Rethinking Courses and Classes
9. Whole Learning, Personal Choice
10. Global Thinking
11. A Spiritual View of Growth
Part Four: Social and Personal Rebirth
12. Integrating Public Services
13. Reinvesting and Reapportioning
14. Soul School

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