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Theobald, Paul – 1992
This ERIC Digest reviews past and present rural educational philosophy, focusing on the views of Wendell Berry, a Kentucky farmer and novelist who in recent years has emerged as a leading American philosopher. The major difference underlying rural and urban living is the relationship of people with nature. Rural living is much more closely related…
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Educational Philosophy, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
Heaney, Tom – 1996
To what extent was social change on center stage during adult education's formative years? Whose vision embraced social change and whose did not? What factors led to the decline of social action as a goal of adult education, and what factors suggest renewed interest in social goals? This paper examines these questions, beginning in the 1920s with…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Change, Democracy
Webb, Clark D.; And Others – 1996
The question that ought to be at the heart of the school reform debate is: Why do we have schools? An answer to this question will drive the sorts of "improvements" that schools attempt. This book proposes that schools exist to help young persons create meaning and discover their own being through development of the mind. The mind is the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Intellectual Development