Experiential Education: Cultural Diversity, Learning and Building Common Understanding

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Experiential Education: Cultural Diversity, Learning and Building Common Understanding

A VIDEO SERIES FEATURING STEVEN NELSON, FORMER HEAD OF CALHOUN SCHOOL AND AUTHOR OF THE BOOK, FIRST, DO NO HARM: PROGRESSIVE EDUCATION IN A TIME OF EXISTENTIAL RISK (GARN PRESS)

There’s an anecdote the former head of Calhoun School’s Steve Nelson likes to share when he speaks to teachers and parents about the purpose of education. “We should think of our children as wildflower seeds in an unmarked package,” he says. “We can’t know what will emerge. All we can do is plant them in fertile soil, give them plenty of water and sunlight, and wait patiently to see the uniqueness of their beauty.” Two great videos featuring author Steven Nelson on education, “Cultural Diversity and Learning” and “Building Common Understanding.” Learn more about Steve Nelson’s book First, Do No Harm: Progressive Education in a Time of Existential Risk.

Cultural Diversity and Learning

 
 

Building Common Understanding

 
 

About the Book First, Do No Harm: Progressive Education in a Time of Existential Risk

Education / Policy & Reform / Philosophy & Social Aspects / Charter Schools
6 x 9 inches | 266 pages
$17.95 Paperback | $24.95 Hardcover | $9.99 eBook
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First Do No Harm: Progressive Education in a Time of Existential Risk develops a comprehensive argument for the importance of progressive education in light of the world’s increasingly severe challenges. Current educational practices, particularly in the United States, instill conformity and compliance at a time when authority must be challenged, skepticism must thrive and our students must be imaginative, creative, empathic and passionately alive. Steve Nelson traces the origins of progressive education and cites the rich history and inarguable science behind progressive practices. He argues that a traditional or conventional approach to education has dominated as a matter of political expediency, not good practice, and he provides an unsparing critique of current policy and practice, particularly the excesses of contemporary education reform. Using anecdotes from his many years as an educational leader, he makes the case in an engaging, colorful and accessible style. Learn more about Steve Nelson’s Book First, Do No Harm: Progressive Education in a Time of Existential Risk.