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Alternative Education for the 21st Century

Philosophies, Approaches, Visions

Editors: Woods, P. (Ed.)

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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.

About the authors

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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"This is an important and timely book. Not only does it name and explore a range of convincing alternatives to an exhausted and exhausting present, through rich accounts of inspirational practice and incisive and imaginative analysis, it reconnects schooling and education in ways which take seriously the development of the whole person and the development of a vibrant and inclusive democracy." - Michael Fielding, Professor of Education, Institute of Education, University of London

"In an era of standardization, curriculum-narrowing, and high stakes testing, Alternative Education for the 21st Century provides thoroughly refreshing perspectives on education. The book is international in scope, and by introducing a wide range of different models of schooling in diverse cultures, it offers the reader fascinating alternatives to the current restrictive trends in education. I recommend this book highly; it has helped to restore my faith in the promise of a meaningful reflective, democratic and ethical education in which one size definitely does not fit all students and in which boundary-crossing between mainstream and alternative schooling can occur." - Joan Poliner Shapiro, Professor of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, College of Education, Temple University

"Many educators today are worried about the narrow approaches to schooling so often being implemented to meet the perceived needs of a globally competitive environment. This extraordinary book provides them with a rich variety of alternative models of schooling to reflect upon and contrast with today s offerings. The alternatives presented in this book provide a vehicle for broadening schooling by deepening reflection on the other options available for more humanistic approaches to student development and equity and excellence in outcomes for students." - William L. Boyd, Batschelet Chair of Educational Leadership, Pennsylvania State University; Editor of American Journal of Education


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-13

    Woods, Philip A. (et al.)

  • The K20 Model for Systemic Educational Change and Sustainability: Addressing Social Justice In Rural Schools and Implications For Educators in All Contexts

    Pages 15-30

    O’Hair, Mary John (et al.)

  • Democratic Schools in Latin America? Lessons Learned From The Experiences in Nicaragua and Brazil

    Pages 31-48

    Gvirtz, Silvina (et al.)

  • The Touching Example of Summerhill School

    Pages 49-64

    Stronach, Ian (et al.)

  • Quaker Schools in England: Offering A Vision of an Alternative Society

    Pages 65-82

    Johnson, Helen

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
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Softcover $109.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Alternative Education for the 21st Century
Book Subtitle
Philosophies, Approaches, Visions
Editors
  • P. Woods
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Philip A. Woods and Glenys J. Woods
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-61836-7
DOI
10.1057/9780230618367
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-37109-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 283
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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