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The therapy of education : philosophy, happiness and personal growth

Author: Paul Smeyers; Richard Smith; Paul Standish
Publisher: Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
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The idea that education involves a kind of therapy goes back to ancient times: Socrates was, at least in part, concerned with a kind of care of the self, and Plato in his early dialogues presents education as a cure for bad intellectual and moral habits. In the modern day, where the culture of therapy is prevalent to all walks of life, it is understood that the role of the teacher comprises aspects of therapy  Read more...
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Smeyers, Paul.
Therapy of education.
Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
(DLC) 2006049480
(OCoLC)70220012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Smeyers; Richard Smith; Paul Standish
ISBN: 9780230625020 0230625029
OCLC Number: 154309857
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 260 pages)
Contents: Introduction: The Aims of Therapy and the Aims of Education --
PART I: THE KINDLY APOCALYPSE --
Self-Esteem --
Learning to Change --
Building the Team: Showing not Saying --
PART II: COMING TO TERMS --
Learning Room --
Eliminating Risk --
Development and the Revival of the Self --
PART III: REDEEMING PHILOSOPHY --
Ordinary Lives: Enlarging the Enigma --
Work for the Psyche --
Narrative and Numbers: What Really Counts.
Responsibility: Paul Smeyers, Richard Smith and Paul Standish.
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