SpringerBriefs on Key Thinkers in Education

Margaret Mead

Contributions to Contemporary Education

Authors: Maguire, Kate

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  • Explains and contextualises Margaret Mead's contribution to educational discourses
  • Demonstrates how knowledge of human kind garnered from social anthropology illuminates contemporary problems in the education of young adults  
  • Discusses the controversy around Mead's work on young people and her transdisciplinary approach to research  
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This book makes a case for Margaret Mead's contributions to education discourses, which in retrospect appear visionary and profoundly democratic, non judgemental and transdisciplinary, and for their relevance for education today at primary, secondary and tertiary levels. Mead combined her substantial skills and knowledge as a linguist, anthropologist and psychologist to draw attention to the primary role of culture and society in identity formation, privileging against sterner perspectives, the idea that the conditions that support the emergence of balanced personalities, able to contribute to society and to progress themselves as individuals, starts with observation of self before that of others. This observation of and reflection on self was for her a necessary demonstration of transparency while close observation of others was ‘an act of love’, much as the artist contemplates his/her subject, that dissolved negative differences of culture, belief and status.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9309-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9308-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Margaret Mead
Book Subtitle
Contributions to Contemporary Education
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs on Key Thinkers in Education
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9309-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9309-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-9308-7
Series ISSN
2211-937X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 96
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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