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ERIC Number: EJ1043502
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1498
On the High School Education of a Pithecanthropus Erectus
Steel, Sean
High School Journal, v98 n1 p5-21 Fall 2014
This article examines our modern ways of schooling youth in light of philosophic and personal narrative accounts of "the Dionysian" aspect--a term the author uses to understand his own experiences and aspirations as a high school English teacher. Having articulated the meaning of this term, he goes on to point out how schools today are largely "anti-Dionysian" in character. Next, drawing upon the work of Plato alongside pop-cultural references, he offers readers some ideas about what value a truly "Dionysian education" might have, what it might look like at the high school level, and he discusses some of the problems with instituting such an education in schools today.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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