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Author Maguire, Kate, author

Title Margaret Mead : contributions to contemporary education / Kate Maguire
Published Dordrecht : Springer, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (96 pages) : illustrations
Series Springerbriefs in Education, Springerbriefs on Key Thinkers in Education
SpringerBriefs in education. Springerbriefs on Key Thinkers in Education
Contents Introduction: An Anthropologist on Earth -- Preparing Children for the Future: Modernity -- Reconfiguring Relationships with the Young: Supermodernity -- The Epistemology of Ignorance: Embodied Emancipation -- Education is Democracy: Margaret Mead the American -- Research, Transdisciplinarity, Translation: A way to the Future in the Present -- Ethnography as a Research Approach:?Understanding? and Inclusion -- Anthropology Educates -- Educators as Ethnographers -- Purpose and Relevance -- Conclusion: Using Margaret Mead
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978.
Education -- History.
Educational anthropology -- United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9401793085 (print)
9401793093 (electronic bk.)
9789401793087 (print)
9789401793094 (electronic bk.)