ERIC Number: EJ558686
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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The Neglected Genius of American Christianity As a Way Out of the School Mess.
Gatto, John Taylor
Journal of Family Life, v3 n4 v4 n1 p13-20 1997
Modern compulsory schooling ignores the spiritual component of human existence, to the detriment of individual and society. In American Protestant spirituality, everyone counts; a good life's requisites are spelled out: work as salvation, pain as path to self-knowledge, duty, compassion, acceptance of loss, preparation for death. But no teacher does your work, you must do it for yourself. (TSP)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Naropa Institute (Boulder, CO, June 2, 1997). Theme issue: "Lying." Journal availability: Journal of Family Life, 72 Philip St., Albany, NY 12202 (1-year subscription: ind. $20, inst. $25; single issue, $6).