International Handbook of Holistic Education
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Providing a comprehensive overview of holistic education’s history, conceptions, practices, and research, this Handbook presents an up-to-date, global picture of the field. Organized in five sections, the Handbook lays out the field’s theoretical and historical foundations; offers examples of holistic education in practice with regard to schools, programs, and pedagogies at all levels; presents research methods used in holistic education; outlines the growing effort among holistic educators to connect holistic teaching and learning with research practice; and examines present trends and future areas of interest in program development, inquiry, and research. This volume is a must-have resource for researchers and practitioners and serves as an essential foundational text for courses in the field.
Table of Contents
Preface: Educating the Whole Person by John P. Miller
Section 1 Foundations
Introduction: The Foundations of Holistic Education by Bruce Novak
Chapter 1. Holistic Education: A Brief History by John P. Miller
Chapter 2. Experiencing Nets of Holism through the Threshold Body by Vivian Darroch- Lozowski
Chapter 3. Beauty and Learning by Tobin Hart
Chapter 4. From a Deeper Place: Indigenous Worlding as the Next Step in Holistic Education by Four Arrows
Chapter 5. Eastern Philosophy and Holistic Education by Yoshiharu Nakagawa
Chapter 6. Care of the Soul in Education by Thomas Moore
Section 2 Teaching/Learning/Curriculum
Introduction: Teaching, Learning and Curriculum by Marni J. Binder
Chapter 7. Addressing the Needs of the Whole Child: Implications for Young Children and Adults Who Care for Them by Tony Eaude
Chapter 8. Moving the Spirit: Holistic Education and Young Children by Jane Bone
Chapter 9. Sustainable Peace for the Planet by Edward J. Brantmeier
Chapter 10. Core Reflection: Nurturing Human Potential in Students and Teachers by Fred A.J. Korthagen and Ellen Nuijten
Chapter 11. Self–development as Pedagogy in Teacher Education by William L. Greene and Younghee M. Kim
Chapter 12. Holistic-Contemplative Pedagogy for 21st Century Teacher Education: Education as Healing by Heesoon Bai, Patricia Morgan, Charles Scott, and Avraham Cohen
Chapter 13. Integrated Curriculum for the 21st Century by Susan M. Drake and Joanne L. Reid
Chapter 14. Holistic Assessment: Assessing Dialogically, Personally, Individually by Julian Stern
Chapter 15. Transformation Through Art and Vision: An Indigenous Perspective by Gregory Cajete
Section 3 Examples of Holistic Education, Practices
Introduction: Examples of Holistic Education by John P. Miller
Chapter 16. Waldorf Education: Freeing the Human Being by Warren Lee Cohen and Brian Daniel Bresnihan
Chapter 17. Holism in Montessori by Michael Dorer, Tim Seldin, Robin Howe, Jennie Caskey
Chapter 18. Cultivating the Abilities of the Heart: Educating through a Pedagogy of Love by Tom Culham, Rebecca Oxford and Jing Lin
Chapter 19. Lhomon Education: Teaching for Well-being in Bhutan by Jackie Mitchell and Yang Gyeltshen
Chapter 20. The School Forest Movement in South Korea from a Holistic Perspective by Bokyoung Kim
Chapter 21. Madrasa Schools in East Africa: An Islamic Perspective in Holistic Education by Antum Panjwani and Sarfaroz Niyozov
Chapter 22. Queer Bodies and Holistic Imaginaries by Jamie Magnusson
Chapter 23. Holistic Features of Traditional Chinese Spiritual Practices for Personal Cultivation by Wong Ping Ho
Section 4 Research
Introduction: Holistic Research by Kelli Nigh and Erica Killick
Chapter 24. The Coexistence of Spirituality and Anxiety: Mothers and Daughters by Kelli Nigh
Chapter 25. Embodied Inquiry in Holistic Education by Celeste Snowber
Chapter 26. The Curriculum of Character: Poetic Ruminations of Growing Old(er) by Carl Leggo
Chapter 27. Conducting Narrative Inquiry Research from a Holistic Perspective: Honouring Story and Soul by Mary Beattie
Chapter 28. Sound Escapes: An Holistic Approach to Spirituality and Music Education by Diana Harris
Chapter 29. Research in, on and with Waldorf Education in the Netherlands by Aziza Mayo
Chapter 30. Holistic Education in Thai Buddhist Schools by Prapapat Niyom
Chapter 31. Many Layers, Many Dimensions: Building a New Science of Holistic Education by Elizabeth Spier, Frederik Leenknecht and David Osher
Section 5 Final Reflections
Introduction: Future Directions by Sam Crowell
Chapter 32. A Manifesto of Holistic Education: A Declaration for Unity and Personal Choice by Susan A. Schiller
Chapter 33. Belonging, Identity and Meaning Making-the Essence of Spirituality: Implications for Holistic Education Programs in Plural Societies by Marian de Souza
Chapter 34. Pedagogical Mediation as a Foundation for Doctoral Study at the Universidad De La Salle in Costa Rica by Cruz Prado, Anne Robert, Jan Hurwitch with Sam Crowell
Chapter 35. African Indigenous Education in Kenyan Universities: A Decolonizing and Transformational Tool by Njoki N. Wane and Ishmael I. Munene
Chapter 36. Hebraism, Hellenism and Holism: Finding Sources of Life in Western Culture by Bruce Novak
Chapter 37. Toward an Integrative Mind by Tobin Hart
John P. (Jack) Miller is a Professor in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, Canada.
Kelli Nigh is Sessional Faculty at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, Canada.
Marni J. Binder is an Associate Professor in the School of Early Childhood Studies in the Faculty of Community Services at Ryerson University, Canada.
Bruce Novak is Past Chair of the Holistic Education Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association and Co-Chair of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning of the National Council of Teachers of English.
Sam Crowell is Professor Emeritus at California State University, San Bernardino; Affiliate Professor for UNESCO Chair for Education for Sustainable Development with the Earth Charter at University for Peace; and Faculty at Self-Design Graduate Institute, USA.
"This new volume is an extraordinary resource that will provide great value to every holistic educator on the planet—and every other educator who wishes to learn about holistic education. This Handbook offers a truly global discussion and provides motivated educators and policy makers with profound and detailed insights about enacting the ambition to make holistic education the normative experience."
—David Marshak, Founding President of SelfDesign Graduate Institute, USA
"A remarkably diverse group of scholars and practitioners in holistic education, including many of its leading theorists today, demonstrate that this emerging field has come of age. They reveal how holistic approaches address some of the deepest pedagogical questions and cultural dilemmas of our troubled time."
—Ron Miller, Founding Editor of Holistic Education Review