Education and Ecstasy: With, "The Great School Reform Hoax"

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North Atlantic Books, 1987 - Education - 274 pages
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Education and Ecstasy, by George Leonard, was originally written as a call for reform in America's school systems. Published in the Sixties, and then revised in the Eighties, this book reveals the deep-rooted structural problems in American schools-problems which still plague us. Leonard proposes that long school days and tedious homework are not ways to encourage learning; that teachers are overworked and underpaid. He proposes ways to integrate new methods of teaching that are still valuable and applicable today.
 

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Contents

WHAT IS EDUCATION?
1
THE HUMAN POTENTIAL
23
THE NAKED ENVIRONMENT
51
THE CHAIN OF LEARNING
65
THE ROGUE AS TEACHER
87
NO SCHOOL?
101
SCHOOLSFOR WHAT?
119
VISITING DAY 2001 A U
139
WE FIND JOHNNY
157
THE FUTURE NOW
175
THE NEW DOMAIN
193
THE FUTURE HOW?
213
THE USES OF ECSTASY
229
THE GREAT
241
INDEX
265
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Leonard is president of the Esalen Institute and co-owner of an Aikido school in Mill Valley, California.

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