Paideia Proposal

  • Filename: paideia-proposal.
  • ISBN: 9781439104903
  • Release Date: 1998-10-01
  • Number of pages: 96
  • Author: Mortimer J. Adler
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



The Paideia Proposal is a system of liberal education intended for all children. It was a response to what Adler characterized as the United States' antidemocratic or undemocratic educational system, a holdover from the 19th century, when the understanding of basic human rights fell short of 20th century expectations. The Paidea Proposal was based upon the following assumptions: 1) All children are educable; 2) Education is never completed in school or higher institutions of learning, but is a lifelong process of maturity for all citizens; 3) The primary cause of learning is the activity of the child's mind, which is not created by, but only assisted by the teacher; 4) Multiple types learning and teaching must be utilized in education, not just teacher lecturing, or telling; and 5) A student's preparation for earning a living is not the primary objective of schooling. Adler stressed that the proposal is much more than just a return to the basic skills of reading, writing and arithmetic. It is not simply a return to the values of classical civilization, but a return to what is of enduring value. It is a democratic proposal intended for the education of all, and not an elitist program as some have alleged.

Paideia Program

  • Filename: paideia-program.
  • ISBN: 9781451602203
  • Release Date: 2010-06-15
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Mortimer J. Adler
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Paideia is a holistic approach to life-long learning with roots in ancient Greece. The Paideia Program is based on the belief that the human species is defined by its capacity and desire for learning. The program itself argues for a public education that is at once more rigorous and more accessible.

Paideia Proposal

  • Filename: paideia-proposal.
  • ISBN: 6132135103
  • Release Date: 2010-07-25
  • Number of pages: 132
  • Author: Lambert M. Surhone
  • Publisher:



Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Paideia Proposal was a K-12 educational reform plan proposed by Mortimer Adler. The description of that plan in this entry is drawn from the article Reconstituting the Schools, included in the 1988 edition of his book Reforming Education, The Opening of the American Mind.The Paideia Proposal is a system of liberal education intended for all children, including those who will never attend a university. It was a response to what Adler characterized as the United States' antidemocratic or undemocratic educational system, a holdover from the 19th century, when the understanding of universal suffrage and basic human rights fell short of 20th century expectations.

Education

  • Filename: education.
  • ISBN: 0761804528
  • Release Date: 1997-01-01
  • Number of pages: 406
  • Author: Plato
  • Publisher: University Press of America



In American society, the ends and means of education have been debated vigorously throughout its history. Most Americans enthusiastically and eagerly supported the development of public education in the mid-19th century. They perceived it to be a positive force for mobility and democracy. While some complained that too much Obook learningO was a waste of time, most Americans were delighted with the developments of the American educational system which appeared to be a foundation for our political system.

The Educated Person

  • Filename: the-educated-person.
  • ISBN: 9780742577824
  • Release Date: 2008-03-27
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: D. G. Mulcahy
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers



Liberal education has long been a fascination for scholars in a variety of disciplines and is closely associated with the idea of the educated person. Seen at one time as a matter for colleges and universities, over the years it has become central to the debate surrounding general education in high school and even the earlier grades. Yet so many and varied are the uses of the term 'liberal education' that the question arises of whether and how the idea is any longer a useful or helpful construct. In what way might it speak helpfully to educational challenges we face today? In what ways does it still speak helpfully to educational challenges we face today? In what ways might it be a guide as we search for a better way forward? These are the central questions that are addressed in this book. In doing so, the positions of three theorists—John Henry Newman, Mortimer J. Adler, and Jane Roland Martin—who have written about liberal education in a compelling way and from different perspectives are selected for close analysis. The analysis is built upon to fashion a new ideal of the educated person and a new theory of liberal education.

The Paideia Classroom

  • Filename: the-paideia-classroom.
  • ISBN: 9781317920571
  • Release Date: 2013-10-18
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Author: Laura Billings
  • Publisher: Routledge



'This book re-addresses the concepts of neighbourhood and community in a refreshing and challenging way. It will be of immense benefit, not only to town planners but also to al those professional and voluntary groups and politicians who seek to create the new communities of tomorrow' From the Foreword by Jed Griffiths, Past President of the Royal Town Planning Institute. There is widespread support for the principle of creating more sustainable communities, but much hazy, wishful-thinking about what this might mean in practice. In reality, we witness more the death of local neighbourhoods than their creation or rejuvenation, reflecting an increasingly mobile, privatized and commodified society. Sustainable Communities examines the practicalities of re-inventing neighbourhoods. It is neither an idealistic, utopian tract nor a designer's manual, but is, rather, a serious attempt to address the real issues. This collection of expert contributions: * examines the nature of local community and methods of building social capital * presents the findings of a world-wide survey of eco-neighbourhoods and eco-villages with case studies from the United Kingdom, Europe, America and Australia * develops a fresh perspective on the planning and design of neighbourhoods in urban areas, based on the eco-system approach * explores practical programmes for local resource management and the implications for community-based decision-making * provides a detailed appendix listing current eco-village and eco-neighbourhood schemes by country Written by an interdisciplinary team of social and environmental scientists, town planners and urban designers, this is a thought-provoking and important contribution to both the theory and practice of the development of sustainable communities.

Encyclopedia of Educational Reform and Dissent

  • Filename: encyclopedia-of-educational-reform-and-dissent.
  • ISBN: 9781412956642
  • Release Date: 2010-01-12
  • Number of pages: 1042
  • Author: Thomas C. Hunt
  • Publisher: SAGE



The history of American education is replete with educational reform, and to a lesser extent, educational dissent. Consider the present: you have various forms of privatization, school choice, the 'No Child Left Behind' act, home schooling, 'value-added' accountability, alternative teacher preparation programs, on-line instruction, etc. This range of activity is not exceptional. For instance, consider the past: progressive education, open education, the junior high school, the middle school, Life Adjustment education, career education, vocational education, the comprehensive high school, school-to-work, year-round schooling, behavioral objectives, proficiency exams (high-stakes testing), whole language, learning packages and self-paced instruction, modular scheduling, site-based management, all presented as the way to reform American schools, at least in part. Then you have the reformers themselves, such as John Dewey, George Counts, Herbert Kohl, John Holt, Charles Silberman, Admiral Hyman Rickover, James Bryant Conant, all the way back to Horace Mann himself. Dissenters, and dissenting movements, while not as numerous and certainly not as well known in educational circles, count the various faith-based schools and individuals such as Archbishop Hughes of New York.Clearly, this is an area rich in ideas, rife with controversy, and vital in its outcome for individuals and the nation as a whole. And yet, strangely enough, there exists no major encyclopedia bringing the varied strands together in one place as a ready reference for scholars, teachers, school administrators, and students studying to enter the educational profession. This two-volume work is intended to be that authoritative resource. Key themes and topics include: " biographies of reformers and dissenters " theoretical and ideological perspectives " key programs and legislation " judicial verdicts impacting educational change in America " the politics and processes of educational reform and policy making " dissent and resistance to reform " technology's impact on educational reform. A Reader's Guide in the front matter groups entries around such themes to help readers find related entries more easily.

The Power of Paideia Schools

  • Filename: the-power-of-paideia-schools.
  • ISBN: 9780871203038
  • Release Date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 125
  • Author: Terry Roberts
  • Publisher: ASCD



Introduces and defines the principles behind Paideia schools, the combination of a fundamentally conservative idea--the beneficial rigors of a classical education--and a fundamentally liberal one--progressive teaching and learning practices.

Paideia Program

  • Filename: paideia-program.
  • ISBN: 9781451602203
  • Release Date: 2010-06-15
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Mortimer J. Adler
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Paideia is a holistic approach to life-long learning with roots in ancient Greece. The Paideia Program is based on the belief that the human species is defined by its capacity and desire for learning. The program itself argues for a public education that is at once more rigorous and more accessible.

Teachers and Texts

  • Filename: teachers-and-texts.
  • ISBN: 9781136634789
  • Release Date: 2013-12-16
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Michael W. Apple
  • Publisher: Routledge



First Published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Curriculum Studies Reader

  • Filename: the-curriculum-studies-reader.
  • ISBN: 9780415945233
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 355
  • Author: David J. Flinders
  • Publisher: Psychology Press



This highly anticipated second edition of The Curriculum Studies Reader retains key features of the successful first edition while incorporating an updated introduction and new, timely essays. Grounded in historical essays, the volume provides context for the growing field of curriculum studies, reflects upon the trends that have dominated the field, and samples the best of current scholarship. This thoughtful combination of essays provides a survey of the field coupled with concrete examples of innovative curriculum, and an examination of contemporary topics like HIV/AIDS education and multicultural education.

2014 International Conference on Advanced Education and Management ICAEM2014

  • Filename: 2014-international-conference-on-advanced-education-and-management-icaem2014.
  • ISBN: 9781605951539
  • Release Date: 2014-02-13
  • Number of pages: 609
  • Author:
  • Publisher: DEStech Publications, Inc



The ICAEM2014 aims to bring together researchers, educators and students from around the world in both industry and academia for sharing the state-of-art research results and applications, for exploring new areas of research and development, and for discussing emerging issues on education and management fields. We received a total of 312 submissions from various parts of the world. The Technical Program Committee worked very hard to have all papers reviewed before the review deadline. The final technical program consists of 92 papers. There are one keynote speech and 2 invited sessions. The proceedings were published by DEStech Publications, Inc. and will submitted to Ei Compendex databases for indexing. We would like to mention that, due to the limitation of the conference venue capacity, we are not able to include many fine papers in the technical program. Our apology goes to those authors.

Block Scheduling

  • Filename: block-scheduling.
  • ISBN: 9781317921837
  • Release Date: 2013-11-20
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Michael D. Rettig
  • Publisher: Routledge



This bestseller shows you how block schedules can enhance learning and instruction, increase opportunities for students, and improve teachers' performance. It provides practical tools for planning and implementation.

Block Scheduling

  • Filename: block-scheduling.
  • ISBN: 1883001145
  • Release Date: 1995
  • Number of pages: 266
  • Author: Robert Lynn Canady
  • Publisher: Eye On Education



This bestseller shows you how block schedules can enhance learning and instruction, increase opportunities for students, and improve teachers' performance. It provides practical tools for planning and implementation.

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