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ERIC Number: ED156568
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 255
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Landscapes of Learning.
Greene, Maxine
The commitment of educators to human development goals is a major theme of the booklet's 17 essays. Compiled from lectures written by the author during 1974-77, the essays explore individual potential, the cultural significance of various life situations, and personal fulfillment within each individual's particular landscape of work, experience, and aspiration. Section I examines the relationships among critical reflection, self-awareness, and morality. Contrasts are drawn between those individuals who strive to think and act in reasonable and scientific ways and those who view problems of modern society through magic, ancient myths, and mysticism. Section II focuses on social issues and assesses their implications for education. Issues discussed include social inequality, the rising number of dropouts, bureaucracy, violence, and the dehumanization of mass society. Section III presents arguments for including arts and humanities in the curriculum at all levels. The final section concentrates on predicaments of women in education and society. These include sexism in schools, exclusion of women from equal education throughout most of American history, and lack of self-confidence among women. (Author/DB)
Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, New York 10027 ($9.95 paperbound)
Publication Type: Books
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