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Alternative education for the 21st century : philosophies, approaches, visions

Author: Philip A Woods; Glenys J Woods
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This is a collection of leading examples of education grounded in alternative philosophies and cultures - from initiatives to create more democratic schools, through Quaker, Buddhist, Islamic, Montessori and Steiner/Waldorf schools, to Maori and First Nations education in Canada and Palestinian Jewish schools in Israel.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip A Woods; Glenys J Woods
ISBN: 9780230602762 0230602762
OCLC Number: 261267940
Description: xvi, 283 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. The K20 model for systemic educational change and sustainability : addressing social justice in rural schools and implications for educators in all contexts / Mary John O'Hair [and others] --
2. Democratic schools in Latin America? Lessons learned from the experiences in Nicaragua and Brazil / Silvina Gvirtz and Lucila Minvielle --
3. The touching example of Summerhill School / Ian Stronach and Heather Piper --
4. Quaker schools in England : offering a vision of an alternative society / Helen Johnson --
5. A Buddhist approach to alternative schooling : the Dharma School, Brighton, UK / Clive Erricker --
6. Islamic schools in North America and the Netherlands : inhibiting or enhancing democratic dispositions? / Michael S. Merry and Geert Driessen --
7. On their way somewhere : integrated bilingual Palestinian-Jewish education in Israel / Zvi Bekerman --
8. "Alternative" Maori education? Talking back/talking through hegemonic sites of power / Hine Waitere and Marian Court --
9. Starting with the land : toward indigenous thought in Canadian education / Celia Haig-Brown and John Hodson --
10. Montessori and embodied education / Kevin Rathunde --
11. Education for freedom : the goal of Steiner/Waldorf Schools / Martin Ashley --
12. Pathways to learning : deepening reflective practice to explore democracy, connectedness, and spirituality / Philip A. Woods and Glenys J. Woods.
Responsibility: edited by Philip A. Woods and Glenys J. Woods.

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