Perceiving, Behaving, Becoming: Lessons Learned

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H. Jerome Freiberg
ASCD, 1999 - Education - 162 pages
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In 1962, ASCD's Perceiving, Behaving, Becoming: A New Focus for Education provided bold insights on the psychological foundation of education. Some of the most compelling questions in education today were first asked in this groundbreaking work, which included chapters by preeminent scholars Arthur Combs, Earl Kelley, Abraham Maslow, and Carl Rogers. Although we cannot predict what current information future generations will need to know, the book's Introduction states, creating schools that encourage the development of persons with adequate, fully functioning personalities is the best way to contribute some degree of stability to an uncertain future.

Decades later, in preparing Perceiving, Behaving, Becoming: Lessons Learned, editor H. Jerome Freiberg invited distinguished scholars in the field of affective/humanistic education and psychology to review these four chapters from the 1962 book to provide a context for lessons learned for future generations of educators. Each author in Lessons Learned works with teachers, administrators, and schools and offers a distinct perspective on the human side of teaching and learning. Their analyses raise significant issues, such as whether an emphasis on academic standards ignores the education of the whole student, and what schools that are committed to an environment of trust and respect look like. Lessons Learned promises to further the cause of education that focuses on the person. By understanding the evolution of our educational past, says Freiberg, perhaps we can shape a future that will better meet the needs of generations that come after us.

 

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Contents

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Part1
17
Educating Competent and Confident Individuals
26
Toward Becoming a Fully Functioning Person
35
His Enduring Message
52
Austin High School for Teaching Professions and
60
The High School Counselor and
68
Some Basic Propositions of a Growth
73
Maslow and a Place Called School
105
A Perceptual View of the Adequate Personality
117
What Does Recent Research Say About
136
What Role Does Perceptual Psychology Play
148
About the Authors
158
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