Revolutionary Minds

Revolutionary Minds

by Paul Herder

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Not long ago a world renowned sage sought to revolutionize the world of education. He brought insight to many of the intractable problems that continue to plague our institutions of learning. From the outset, his ideas were at odds with the prevailing educational values and practices. His books and talks stirred debate. However, after his death in 1986 his work was largely ignored and the full impact of his contribution was left unrealized. This controversial sage was one J. Krishnamurti; an uncompromising, iconoclast whose educational vision awaits rediscovery. With the book; Revolutionary Minds, The Educational Vision of J. Krishnamurti and Its Practice, that wait is over.

Revolutionary Minds lays out the core of Krishnamurti's educational approach and offers a path to implementation. Written for teachers, parents and student of education, Revolutionary Minds explores Krishnamurti's central assertion that education is a matter of "awakening intelligence" and that such an awakening can only come about when the process of inquiry is valued above all else. The book spells out the conditions for nurturing a deeply inquisitive mind, a mind that's capable of not just academic excellence, but self-discovery and ultimately the creation of a new kind of society. Revolutionary Minds is a combination of pedagogical theory, research in the cognitive sciences and a firsthand understanding of Krishnamurti's educational vision. The result is both a critique of our current approach to education as well as a bold re-framing of the meaning and practice of teaching.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781479395415
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/15/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Paul Herder(1958- )was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He holds degrees from Connecticut College (BA, philosophy) and The School for International Training (MA, Inter-cultural Administration & Education). Since first being introduced to progressive educational practices in graduate school, Herder has tried to unlock the deeper potential of collaborative, inquiry-based approaches to learning. In his first book, Revolutionary Minds, he tackles the iconoclastic educational philosophy of J. Krishnamurti (1895-1986). Mr. Herder has taught in Krishnamurti schools in America and England. He currently lives in Ojai, California. He can be contacted at

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