Selected Essays on Education

Selected Essays on Education

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For more than 400 years, the personal essay has been one of the richest and most robust of all literary forms. Distinguished from the detached, formal essay by its warm, friendly, conversational tone, its loose structure and drive towards candor and self-disclosure, the personal essay seizes on the minutiae of daily life - vanities, fashions, food, culture, language and identity. It is poetry, it is song, it is speech, at once both call and response in the hands of a master story teller. It offers insight into the questions that we are all grappling with today in our increasingly globalized world which affects all people in all places everywhere on the planet: the worth of a university education, MOOC pedagogy, the digital footprint we leave behind, and the essence of Islamic inventions and how to understand Islam itself, through the eyes of its great inventor, and those who profess the Islamic faith. The goal of course, is greater tolerancxe and respect for one another, all people, of all persuasions, in peaceful coexistence, as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once dreamed it could be. That then, is the ultimate transformative power of education, to bring us from knowing, to understanding...Ita#39;s too late. Well, better late than never. And if the right people are there to provide support, guidance, and emotional warmth, maybe the battle can still be won. ... So, even at the later stages of obesity and anorexia, it is a source of hope to call on the strength of the people around us, ... As is usually the case, the family is often in treatment together, as a collective group of people who have an impact on theanbsp;...

Title:Selected Essays on Education
Author:Thomas Jerome Baker
Publisher:Thomas Jerome Baker - 2013-05-27


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