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New Directions in Education
Selections from Holistic Education Review

Edited by Ron Miller

Catalog Number 4023, 1991, 362 pages, Paperback
Regualr Price: $18.95. Now $12.95

This volume brings together 33 essays from the early years (1998-1990) of the pioneering journal Holistic Education Review. The authors are teachers and principals in public and alternative schools, educational scholars, and independent writers and consultants who are developing (and in many cases implementing) truly "break-the-mold" solutions to the challenges of education today.

New Directions in Education addresses a full spectrum of educational issues, from race relations and bilingual learning to the nurturing of creativity and imagination, from critical literacy and whole language to environmental education and the Vision Quest rite of passage, and it provides a critical perspective on topics such as grades, corporal punishment, and attention deficit disorder. Also included are moving personal reflections on the experience of teaching and learning such as "The Presence of the Child," "On the Education of Wonder and Ecstasy," "Schools as Communities of Love and Caring," and many others.

This inspiring and thought-provoking book demonstrates how a holistic perspective, broadly defined, offers alternatives to the conventional, narrowly technical and managerial solutions generally proposed in educational reform. The volume is organized into five thematic sections that explore the philosophical foundations and practical relevance of holistic educational approaches.


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