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

Author: Philip A Woods; Glenys J Woods
Publisher: New York ; Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2009.
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This is a unique 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. Aimed at educational practitioners, leaders, and policy-makers in all types of educational  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Alternative education for the 21st century.
New York ; Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2009
(OCoLC)261267940
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip A Woods; Glenys J Woods
ISBN: 9780230618367 0230618367 9781349371099 1349371092
OCLC Number: 319175259
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 283 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Figures; List of Contributors; Introduction; 1 The K20 Model for Systemic Educational Change and Sustainability: Addressing Social Justice in Rural Schools and Implications for Educators in All Contexts; 2 Democratic Schools in Latin America? Lessons Learned from the Experiences in Nicaragua and Brazil; 3 The Touching Example of Summerhill School; 4 Quaker Schools in England: Offering a Vision of an Alternative Society; 5 A Buddhist Approach to Alternative Schooling: The Dharma School, Brighton, UK.
Responsibility: edited by Philip A. Woods and Glenys J. Woods.

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