ERIC Number: ED256653
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov-9
Holistic Perspectives on Education: A Proposed Course for Educators.
Gerber, Alex, Jr.
This paper proposes a seminar designed to provide educators with a conceptual basis for holistic education. The implementation of holistic methods depends on the ability of classroom teachers to make use of the literature on the topic. This course begins by studying the works of physicists who have taken a holistic approach to science and whose ideas are applicable to education. It also identifies and examines holistic perspectives from thinkers in other disciplines and considers the assumptions on which they are based. It is interdisciplinary and philosophical, but also designed for practical application. Although some educators might consider this course utopian or naive, and therefore never able to be systematically taught on a large scale, they must begin to think and to act comprehensively regarding educational planning. (IS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Studies Association (San Francisco, CA, November 4-9, 1985). For related document, see SO 016 349.