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ERIC Number: EJ1010147
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0305-0068
Learning to Be a Person--East and West
Jarvis, Peter
Comparative Education, v49 n1 p4-15 2013
This paper falls into two parts--a Western interpretation and an Eastern critique of the same process. The first part provides an interpretation of how we learn to become culturally embedded individuals. The paper notes the learning processes in the formation of the cultural and national self. We, in the West, have traditionally assumed that the process and its interpretation is universal because we have assumed the universality of human nature. Thereafter the paper seeks to adopt the philosophy of the East in which we move away from individualism and recognise that all people live in a universal network: this calls for a different interpretation of the process of becoming selves and so some of the implications of this Eastern approach are examined. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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