ERIC Number: ED528446
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
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Alternative Education for the 21st Century: Philosophies, Approaches, Visions
Woods, Philip A., Ed.; Woods, Glenys J., Ed.
This is a unique collection of leading examples of education grounded in alternative philosophies and cultures--from initiatives to create more democratic schools, through Quaker, Buddhist, Islamic, Montessori and Steiner/Waldorf schools, to Maori and First Nations education in Canada and Palestinian Jewish schools in Israel. Aimed at educational practitioners, leaders, and policy-makers in all types of educational settings, as well as academics and researchers, the book is a resource to help educators think creatively about education at a time when the need to find new ways to nurture spiritual and holistic growth and democratic citizenship has never been greater. After an introduction by Philip A. Woods & Glenys J. Woods, this book contains the following: (1) The K20 Model for Systemic Educational Change and Sustainability: Addressing Social Justice in Rural Schools and Implications for Educators in All Contexts (Mary John O'Hair & Leslie A. Williams & Scott Wilson & Perri Applegate); (2) Democratic Schools in Latin America? Lessons Learned from the Experiences in Nicaragua and Brazil (Silvina Gvirtz & Lucila Minvielle); (3) The Touching Example of Summerhill School (Ian Stronach & Heather Piper); (4) Quaker Schools in England: Offering a Vision of an Alternative Society (Helen Johnson); (5) A Buddhist Approach to Alternative Schooling: The Dharma School, Brighton, UK (Clive Erricker); (6) Islamic Schools in the US and Netherlands: Inhibiting or Enhancing Democratic Dispositions? (Michael Merry & Geert Driessen); (7) On Their Way Somewhere: Integrated Bilingual Palestinian Jewish Education in Israel (Zvi Bekerman); (8) "Alternative" Maori education? Talking Back/Talking Through Hegemonic Sites of Power (Hine Waitere & Marian Court); (9) Starting with the Land: Toward Indigenous Thought in Canadian Education (Celia Haig-Brown & John Hudson); (10) Montessori and Embodied Education (Kevin Rathunde); (11) Education for Freedom: The Goal of Steiner/Waldorf Schools (Martin Ashley); and (12) Pathways to Learning: Deepening Reflective Practice to Explore Democracy, Connectedness and Spirituality (Philip A. Woods & Glenys J. Woods).
Descriptors: Social Justice, Rural Schools, Nontraditional Education, Jews, Arabs, Semitic Languages, Democracy, Buddhism, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Reflective Teaching, Educational Philosophy, Change Strategies, Democratic Values, Teaching Methods, Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders, Islamic Culture, Bilingual Education, Montessori Method, Religious Factors, Spiritual Development
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil; Canada; Israel; Netherlands; Nicaragua; United Kingdom; United Kingdom (England); United States