ERIC Number: ED374108
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Thoughtful Leadership. Proceedings of the Third Conference on Thoughtful Teaching and Learning (Provo, Utah, July 1993).
Howley, Craig B.; And Others
Three pieces make up this publication. The first, titled "Absent without Leave: Solitude and the Scheme of Schooling" (Craig B. Howley), argues that education requires both a measure of solitude for students to form opinions and a healthy respect for the privacy of students' minds from educators. The second essay, "A World Came to Life: Reflections on Perspective and Its Power (R. Wayne Shute), is built around a number of reflections about perspective or personal world view, the ideological force which shapes and drives all actions and behaviors. It is claimed that current educational practices, to which most educators subscribe, are born of control, compulsion, and force, and that true learning can only occur in an environment of freedom and responsibility. To mitigate these effects, thoughtful education, a practice which allows students, in an atmosphere of freedom, to make sense and meaning of the world around them is recommended. The final presentation, "Forget Leadership for Reform; Forget Leadership for Restructuring; Forget Leadership for Renewal; Think Leadership of Self" (Clark Webb), draws attention to the idea that leaders who choose to influence but one person--themselves--may be more educationally beneficial in the long run than those who try to influence whole systems. (LL)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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Authoring Institution: Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT.