Alternative Education for the 21st Century: Philosophies, Approaches, Visions

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P. Woods
Springer, Jan 5, 2009 - Education - 283 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
AddressingSocial Justice in Rural Schoolsand Implications forEducators in All Contexts
14
Chapter 2 Democratic Schools in LatinAmerica? Lessons Learned from theExperiences in Nicaragua and Brazil
31
Chapter 3 The Touching Example ofSummerhill School
49
Offering a Vision of anAlternative Society
65
The Dharma SchoolBrighton UK
83
Inhibiting orEnhancing Democratic Dispositions?
101
Integrated BilingualPalestinianJewishEducation in Israel
123
Chapter 8 Alt ernative Maori Education?Talking BackTalking ThroughHegemonic Sites of Power
139
TowardIndigenous Thought inCanadian Education
167
Chapter 10 Montessori and Embodied Education
189
The Goalof SteinerWaldorf Schools
209
Deepening Reflective Practiceto Explore DemocracyConnectedness and Spirituality
226
Bibliography
249
Index
275
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PHILLIP WOODS is Chair in Educational Leadership and Policy in the Department of Education, University of Gloucestershire, UK.

GLENYS WOODS is Research Fellow in the Department of Education, University of Gloucestershire, UK.

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