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ERIC Number: ED199250
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
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Maslow's Concept of Peak Experience Education: Impossible Myth or Possible Mission?
Wilgenbusch, Nancy
Abraham Maslow, in delineating the hierarchy of human needs and affirming the transcendent nature of man, drew some educational implications of the humanistic psychologies. He stated, "We speak then of a self, a kind of intrinsic nature which is very subtle, which is not conscious, which has to be sought for, and which has to be uncovered and then built upon, actualized, taught, educated. The job of the teacher is to help a person find out what's already in him rather than to reinforce him or shape or teach him into a prearranged form...." A discussion is presented on the possibility of using this view of human potential as a basis for teacher education. Components of teacher education curricula that would develop a teacher's sensitivity to children's openness to "peak experiences" of self actualization are considered. (JD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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