Margaret Mead : contributions to contemporary education /

This book makes a case for Margaret Mead's contributions to education discourses, which in retrospect appear visionary and profoundly democratic, non judgemental and transdisciplinary, and for their relevance for education today at primary, secondary and tertiary levels.℗ℓMead combined her subs...

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Author / Creator:Maguire, Kate, author.
Imprint:Dordrecht : Springer, 2015.
Description:1 online resource (96 pages) : illustrations.
Language:English
Series:Springerbriefs in Education, Springerbriefs on Key Thinkers in Education
SpringerBriefs in education. Springerbriefs on Key Thinkers in Education.
Subject:Mead, Margaret, -- 1901-1978.
Mead, Margaret, -- 1901-1978.
Mead, Margaret, -- 1901-1978.
Mead, Margaret, -- 1901-1978.
Educational anthropology -- United States.
Education -- History.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Regional Studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- General.
Education.
Educational anthropology.
Pädagogik.
United States.
Electronic books.
History.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11092176
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ISBN:9789401793094
9401793093
9401793085
9789401793087
9789401793087
Digital file characteristics:text file PDF
Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
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Summary:This book makes a case for Margaret Mead's contributions to education discourses, which in retrospect appear visionary and profoundly democratic, non judgemental and transdisciplinary, and for their relevance for education today at primary, secondary and tertiary levels.℗ℓMead combined her substantial skills and knowledge as a linguist, anthropologist and psychologist to draw attention to the primary role of culture and society in identity formation, privileging against sterner perspectives, the idea that the conditions that support the emergence of balanced personalities, able to contribute to society and to progress themselves as individuals, starts with observation of self before that of others. This observation of and reflection on self was for her a necessary demonstration of transparency while close observation of others was ℓ́ℓan act of loveℓ́ℓ, much as the artist contemplates his/her subject, ℗ℓthat dissolved negative differences of culture, belief and status.
Other form:Print version: Maguire, Kate. Margaret Mead: Contributions to Contemporary Education 9401793085
Standard no.:10.1007/978-94-017-9309-4