Educations and Their Purposes: A Conversation Among Cultures


Roger T. Ames and Peter D. Hershock (eds.)


Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press

Available From: University of Hawaii Press
Publication Date: 2008
ISBN: 978-0-8248-3160-8
Binding: cloth
Pages: xi, 472


Education is the point of departure for the cultivation of human culture in all of its different forms. Although there are many contested conceptions of what is meant by a good education, there are few people who would challenge the premise that education is a good thing in which we should heavily invest. In this volume, representatives of different cultures and with alternative conceptions of human realization explore themes at the intersection of a changing world, the values we would choose to promote and embody, and the ways in which we educate the next generation.

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