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ERIC Number: ED121642
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 73
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A Collection of Five Short Essays on the Humanization of Education.
Engel, Martin
Five short essays by the same author comprise this document on humanistic education. The essays deal with defining humanism, day care centers, the politics of educational change, learning facilities, and a parable about education. In the first essay, the author sets out to define humanistic education. Education should not be concerned as much with productivity as finding ways for human beings to relate to one another, in or out of schools, and as a way of maintaining a balance between individuals and the institutions that engulf them. The second essay emphasizes that day care must not isolate the child from the family. Instead, it must expand and create the feeling of family to meet a child's basic need. The need article focuses on the politics of educational reform. The author stresses the need for citizens to take an active role and become involved in our children's education. He offers ways in which educational change through citizen participation can be achieved. The purpose of the fourth essay is to suggest a number of alternatives to the present school system. For example, the mobile-home model suggests that schools are not primarily buildings, but rather they are adaptable facilities. The last essay is a tongue-in-cheek parable relating to the processes of education. (Author/JR)
Publication Type: Books
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