Table of Contents

Ethical Visions of Education: Philosophies In Practice

Daisaku Ikeda

Virginia Benson

Introduction: Ideas, Action, and Ethical Vision in Education
by David T. Hansen

Part I: Foundational Perspectives on the Aims of Education

Chapter 1:   John Dewey on Education and the Quality of Life
David T. Hansen

Chapter 2:   Paulo Freire's Politics and Pedagogy
Stephen M. Fishman and Lucille McCarthy

Chapter 3:   W. E. B. Du Bois and an Education for Democracy and Creativity
Rodino Anderson

Part II: Political Pressures, Educational Responses

Chapter 4:   Value Creation as the Aim of Education: Tsunesaburo Makiguchi and Soka Education
Andrew Gebert and Monte Joffee

Chapter 5:   Learning from Experience: Jane Addams's Education in Democracy as a Way of Life
Charlene Haddock Seigfried

Chapter 6:   Tao Xingzhi and the Emergence of Public Education in China
Zhang Kaiyuan and Wang Weijia

Part III: Unleashing Human Growth and Potential

Chapter 7:   Peace as a Premise for Learning: Maria Montessori's Educational Philosophy
Jacqueline Cossentino and Jennifer Whitcomb

Chapter 8:   Art, Nature, and Education: Rabindranath Tagore's Holistic Approach to Learning
Kathleen M. O'Connell

Chapter 9:   Artful Curriculum, Evaluation, and Instruction: Lessons Learned from Rudolf Steiner's Spiritually Based Waldorf Education
Bruce Uhrmacher

Chapter 10:   Caring for Others as a Path to Teaching and Learning: Albert Schweitzer's Reverence for Life
A. G. Rud


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