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Education in the Light of Tradition: Studies in Comparative Religion
Education in the Light of Tradition: Studies in Comparative Religion
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Education
Modernism
Tradition

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ISBN:  978-1-935493-99-0
Book Size:  8.25" x 11"
# of Pages:  184
Language:  English



About "Education in the Light of Tradition"
“Education systems are failing their societies” is the message often conveyed by families and young people to governments and media today. The dismal state of a country’s education system is said to be a reflection of the condition of the society it is meant to serve. What are we teaching young people today? Do we understand what they need to learn for their ultimate well being? In traditional societies, education was the means by which knowledge of the Divine Principle and its relation to the human soul was transmitted to young generations. Addressing a theme rarely discussed in philosophical and educational circles, this unique volume attempts to rediscover the truths and values engrained in traditional education systems. Some of the articles also go to the heart of the woes of modern public education systems.
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“Education systems are failing their societies” is the message often conveyed by families and young people to governments and media today. The dismal state of a country’s education system is said to be a reflection of the condition of the society it is meant to serve. What are we teaching young people today? Do we understand what they need to learn for their ultimate well being? In traditional societies, education was the means by which knowledge of the Divine Principle and its relation to the human soul was transmitted to young generations. Addressing a theme rarely discussed in philosophical and educational circles, this unique volume attempts to rediscover the truths and values engrained in traditional education systems. Some of the articles also go to the heart of the woes of modern public education systems.

About the editor of "Education in the Light of Tradition"

Jane Fatima Casewit

Jane Fatima Casewit is a writer, translator, and educator who lives in Morocco. Her interests focus on comparative religion and traditionalist studies, particularly in the area of West African Islam and Sufism.

She has published several articles on gender in the light of tradition, including "Islamic Cosmological Concepts of Femininity," which can be found in The Betrayal of Tradition: Essays on the Spiritual Crisis of Modernity, edited by Kenneth (Harry) Oldmeadow. Mrs. Casewit also translated the French classic The Life and Teachings of Tierno Bokar by Amadou Hampaté Bâ for the World Wisdom edition, A Spirit of Tolerance: The Inspiring Life of Tierno Bokar.


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Contents of "Education in the Light of Tradition"

Editorial

I. Education and the Human Condition

“The Triple Nature of Man” by Frithjof Schuon

“The Bugbear of Literacy” by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy

“The Traditional Sciences in Fez” by Titus Burckhardt

“The Role of Culture in Education” by William Stoddart

“Education in the Light of Tradition: A Metaphysical Perspective” by M. Ali Lakhani

“Moral Tuition and Education” by Enes Karić

II. Education in Traditional Societies

“Traditional Native American Education” by Charles Eastman (Ohiyesa) and Joe Medicine Crow

“Traditional Hindu Education” by the 68th Jagadguru of Kanchipuram

“Education in the Borderlands of Tibet” by Marco Pallis

“Learning in the Confucian Tradition” by Sachiko Murata

“The Goal of Islamic Education” by William C. Chittick

“Education in Sub-Saharan Africa” by Anne Fitzgerald-Lo

III. Dilemmas of Modern Education

“Education at the Eleventh Hour” by Martin Lings

“Modern Education: Its History, Theories, and Philosophies” by Seyyed Hossein Nasr

“Intellectual Freedom” by Lord Northbourne

“Schools Adrift” by Ghislain Chetan

IV. Solutions for Education Today?

“Transdisciplinary Education: Profiles and Projects” by Jean Biès

“The Once and Future College: Rose Hill in Theory and Practice” by James Cutsinger

“Educating Young Children Today: An Interview with Elena Lloyd-Sidle” by Gray Henry-Blakemore

Book Reviews

Reviewed: L’Ecole à la Dérive: L’Enseignement Actuel à la Lumière de la Tradition Universelle (Schools Gone Adrift: Present-Day Education in the Light of Universal Tradition), by Ghislain Chetan, review by Jane Casewit

Reviewed: A Spirit of Tolerance: The Inspiring Life of Tierno Bokar, by Amadou Hampâté Bâ, review by Samuel Bendeck Sotillos

Notes on the Contributors

Note on the Editor




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