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ERIC Number: EJ1105870
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1927-5250
Theodore Brameld's Thought Infused in Higher Education Global Studies Curriculum
White, Stephen R.
Journal of Education and Learning, v5 n3 p278-287 2016
The assertion here is that Theodore Brameld's Social Reconstructionist thought can provide us in American higher education the philosophical foundation for a relevant 21st century curriculum global studies agenda. It is a curriculum that merges self-awareness with global societal evolution. Through the interjection of Brameldian social reconstructionism into the forum of global studies into that of the Arts and Letters for American higher education, learners gain an infusion of emerging collective consciousness that weaves together new ways of knowing through the formation of the curriculum that informs rational thought and empirical action of global social behavior the ultimately cultivates a new normal for humankind. "The consciousness of each of us is evolution looking at itself and reflection upon itself…the whole future of the Earth seems to me to depend on the awakening of our faith in the future" Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955). "We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive" (Albert Einstein, 1875-1955).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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