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ERIC Number: ED532779
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 260
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Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-3-6316-3349-6
In Defence of the Human in Education. European University Studies. Series 11: Education. Volume 1024
Woolley, Isolde
Peter Lang Frankfurt
The title incorporates the assumption that the "human" in education is being threatened by certain processes. The guiding questions are: What are these processes and what constitutes the "human" in education? Which activities characteristically performed by human beings are so central that they seem definitive of a life that is truly human and which changes or transitions in educational thinking are compatible with the continued existence of a being as a member of human kind and which are not? It is argued that the present debate on education is still dominated by the language of performance and global economic comparison. Educational practice must and will have to help the individual through a confluence of insights in his/her journey through life to form independent judgement. Contained in the table of contents are the following: (1) The crisis in education: What crisis? (2) Education: Working towards a definition with the Human in mind; (3) Education for authenticity, self-determination, autonomy and judgement; and (4) The re-introduction of common sense and craftsmanship, the concept of human dignity and the non-conformist element in education.
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Language: English
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