ERIC Number: EJ797404
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Scenes from Out-of-Balance Schooling
Berliner, David C.
School Administrator, v65 n6 p10-11 Jun 2008
A recent incident prompted this author to think that the life of an educator is terribly out of balance, and to demand that they find another way of living. Beginning with a description of that incident, the author goes on to recount several painful scenarios involving educators, substituting his narratives with the visuals of an appropriate movie. Each account illustrates the colorful concept of "koyaanisqatsi," a Hopi word meaning one of five things: "crazy life, life in turmoil, life disintegrating, life out of balance, or a state of life that calls for another way of living." It was the title of a film many years ago that had no dialogue, only music and painful visual representations of all five definitions of the word.
Descriptors: Semantics, American Indian Languages, Humanization, Life Satisfaction, Quality of Life, Social Environment, Values, Educational Quality
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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