By Joel Spring
Building his argument via an unique documentation, synthesis, and critique of triumphing international financial pursuits for faculties and learn on social stipulations that help happiness and lengthy existence, Spring:
*develops directions for a world middle curriculum, tools of guideline, and faculty firms;
*translates those guidance right into a new paradigm for worldwide college platforms in response to revolutionary, human rights, and environmental academic traditions;
*contrasts differing methods of seeing and realizing between indigenous, Western, and Confucian-based societies, concluding that worldwide educating and studying contain a selected type of holistic figuring out and seeing; and
*proposes a prototype for a world school—an eco-school that capabilities to guard the biosphere and human rights and to help the happiness and overall healthiness of the varsity employees, scholars, and fast community—and for a world middle curriculum in response to holistic versions for classes and guide.
The booklet concludes with Spring’s retelling of Plato’s parable of the cave—in which educators holiday the chains that bind them to the industrial-consumer paradigm and reconsider their dedication to humanity’s welfare.
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