By Joel Spring
Building his argument via an unique documentation, synthesis, and critique of triumphing worldwide monetary targets for colleges and learn on social stipulations that help happiness and lengthy existence, Spring:
*develops directions for a world center curriculum, equipment of guideline, and college businesses;
*translates those directions right into a new paradigm for international institution platforms in line with revolutionary, human rights, and environmental academic traditions;
*contrasts differing methods of seeing and realizing between indigenous, Western, and Confucian-based societies, concluding that international educating and studying contain a specific kind of holistic understanding and seeing; and
*proposes a prototype for a world school—an eco-school that features to guard the biosphere and human rights and to aid the happiness and future health of the college employees, scholars, and speedy community—and for a world middle curriculum in accordance with holistic types for classes and guideline.
The publication concludes with Spring’s retelling of Plato’s parable of the cave—in which educators holiday the chains that bind them to the industrial-consumer paradigm and reconsider their dedication to humanity’s welfare.
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A New Paradigm for Global School Systems: Education for a Long and Happy Life (Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education) by Joel Spring