Revolution in Education

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Dezember 2002



Posing that the problems of our educational system are a reflection of a much broader social crisis, this unique and thoughtful work offers a holistic approach to education. Exploring social reform through educational practices, the author argues for a new education paradigm in which the hub of the educational wheel is the individual human, instead of the individual laborer. In a world focused on technological and economic expansion, the educational system has become enmeshed in political and corporate mindset that has as its top priority the creation of wealth. de Assis proposes a re-organization of educational objectives to equitably and simultaneously develop the learner's intellect, emotions, and spirit. Upon this foundation he envisions knowledge as a source of expansion of the individual human experience rather than an intellectual tool with which to achieve materialistic goals. Administrators and teachers will want to delve into these ideas because they offer not only a cure for the ills of the education system, but also provide a beacon of hope to a world in chaos.


Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 1 Beyond the History of Education Chapter 3 2 What is Knowledge? Chapter 4 3 Knowledge and Education Chapter 5 4 Is It Possible to Teach Peace? Chapter 6 5 The Humanities of rEvolution Chapter 7 6 The Obstacles to the Education of the Human Spirit Chapter 8 7 The Role of the Teacher Chapter 9 8 The Role of the University Chapter 10 9 Does the Politics of Education Need the Education of Politics? Chapter 11 10 Education in the Twenty-first Century Chapter 12 References Chapter 13 Index Chapter 14 About the Author


Sebastian de Assis is an educator, writer, and speaker with more than 23 years of professional experience in education. He has taught from first grade to college level in Europe, Latin America, and the United States.
EAN: 9780810844438
ISBN: 0810844435
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2002
Seitenanzahl: 248 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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