What are schools for? : holistic education in American culture (Book, 1997) [WorldCat.org]
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What are schools for? : holistic education in American culture

Author: Ron Miller
Publisher: Brandon, VT : Holistic Education Press ; New York : Alternative Education Resource Organization, [1997]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd editionView all editions and formats
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Identifies key cultural themes that have influenced the purpose, structure, and methods of modern educational institutions. Miller explains, for example, how the modern worldview associated with capitalism and scientific reductionism underlies conventional assumptions about schools, teaching, and learning. Miller then demonstrates that holistic education, grounded in a fundamentally different worldview, reflects  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ron Miller
ISBN: 0962723207 9780962723209
OCLC Number: 1153400991
Description: vi, 233 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Cultural Roots of American Education --
Themes of American Education --
Education in Early America --
Education in the Modern Age --
Holistic Critiques of American Education --
Education for a Postmodern Age --
Pioneers of Holistic Education --
John Dewey and Progressive Education --
Imported Holistic Movements --
The Educational Crisis: 1967-1972 --
Education for Human Potential --
Goals 2000: Triumph of the Megamachine --
Education for the Twenty-First Century.
Responsibility: Ron Miller.

Abstract:

Identifies key cultural themes that have influenced the purpose, structure, and methods of modern educational institutions. Miller explains, for example, how the modern worldview associated with capitalism and scientific reductionism underlies conventional assumptions about schools, teaching, and learning. Miller then demonstrates that holistic education, grounded in a fundamentally different worldview, reflects very different assumptions about education and schooling. Miller says that holistic education has philosophical roots in the romantic and Transcendentalist movements of the nineteenth century, but it has developed into a sophisticated postmodern critique of contemporary schooling. He defines the contributions that various dissident educators have made to the holistic critique, from Pestalozzi and Froebel, to Montessori and Steiner, to progressive and humanistic educators. - from publishers description.

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