Ethical Visions of Education: Philosophies in Practice / Edition 1

Ethical Visions of Education: Philosophies in Practice / Edition 1

by David Hansen
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Ethical Visions of Education: Philosophies in Practice / Edition 1

Putting good ideas into practice is one of the greatest challenges facing any educator. Eminent thinkers-John Dewey, Jane Addams, and others-dedicated their lives to producing ways of thinking about education and human welfare that have influenced many persons' lives. At the same time, these renowned thinkers were also trying to solve problems that every classroom teacher faces, namely, how to help children grow and learn as global citizens in a complex world. This pathbreaking book edited by David T. Hansen provides readers with a collection of insights drawn from a diverse array of thinkers that proves there is nothing quite as practical as a good educational philosophy. It will challenge readers to articulate their own working vision of how to integrate the "big ideas" about education into daily practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807747582
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Publication date: 04/13/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Daisaku Ikeda vii

Preface Virginia Benson xi

Introduction: Ideas, Action, and Ethical Vision in Education David T. Hansen 1

Part I Foundational Perspectives on the Aims of Education

1 John Dewey on Education and the Quality of Life David T. Hansen 21

2 Paulo Freire's Politics and Pedagogy Stephen M. Fishman Lucille McCarthy 35

3 W.E.B. Du Bois and an Education for Democracy and Creativity Rodino F. Anderson 46

Part II Political Pressures, Educational Responses

4 Value Creation as the Aim of Education: Tsunesaburo Makiguchi and Soka Education Andrew Gebert Monte Joffee 65

5 Learning from Experience: Jane Addams's Education in Democracy as a Way of Life Charlene Haddock Seigfried 83

6 Tao Xingzhi and the Emergence of Public Education in China Wang Weijia Zhang Kaiyuan 95

Part III Unleashing Human Growth and Potential

7 Peace as a Premise for Learning: Maria Montessori's Educational Philosophy Jacqueline Cossentino Jennifer A. Whitcomb 111

8 Art, Nature, and Education: Rabindranath Tagore's Holistic Approach to Learning Kathleen M. O'Connell 126

9 Artful Curriculum, Evaluation, and Instruction: Lessons Learned from Rudolf Steiner's Spiritually Based Waldorf Education P. Bruce Uhrmacher 141

10 Caring for Others as a Path to Teaching and Learning: Albert Schweitzer's Reverence for Life A. G. Rud 157

Notes 173

References 183

About the Boston Research Center 195

About the Editor and the Contributors 197

Index 201

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