Margaret Mead: contributions to contemporary education

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Maguire, K. 2015. Margaret Mead: contributions to contemporary education. Netherlands Springer Netherlands.
TitleMargaret Mead: contributions to contemporary education
AuthorsMaguire, K.
Abstract

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 to education today at primary, secondary and tertiary levels. Mead 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 ‘an act of love’ dissolving negative differences of culture, belief and status

Research GroupWork and Learning Research Centre
LanguageEnglish
SeriesSpringerBriefs on Key Thinkers in Education
ISBN
Paperback9789401793087
Electronic9789401793094
Edition1
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Place of publicationNetherlands
Publication dates
Online27 Feb 2015
Print23 Mar 2015
Publication process dates
Deposited02 Oct 2015
Output statusPublished
Additional information

Series ISSN: 2211-1921

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9309-4
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