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Education for Survival

The pedagogy of compassion

Paperback
October 2020
9781858569192
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  • Publisher
    Trentham Books
  • ISBN 9781858569192
  • Language English
  • Pages 180 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
$37.95

Our survival depends upon creating a compassionate world and an education system that incorporates compassion for self, for others and for the planet. Sixteen authors present a comprehensive analysis of compassion and the political character of pedagogy. Drawing upon new scientific findings about how the brain works and their understanding of the political nature of pedagogy, they offer a scientific, spiritual and educational rationale for curriculum and societal change. The result is this blueprint for survival, illustrated with numerous practical examples.

Foreword, by Marilyn Turkovich, Director, Charter for Compassion, USA

Preface

Introduction

SECTION ONE: COMPASSION AND PEDAGOGY:
1.1 Riding the crest of a compassionate wave: The horror and the hope
1.2 From the pedagogy of the oppressed to the pedagogy of compassion
1.3 Towards a compassionate school system
1.4 The Compassionate mind and the conflicts between competing and caring: Implications for educating young minds

SECTION TWO: COMPASSION FOR SELF:
2.1 Self compassion
2.2 Compassion in cyberspace

SECTION THREE: COMPASSION FOR OTHERS:

3.1 Compassionate parenting: Helping to create nurturing family environments
3.2 Building whole school compassionate approaches to mental health and well-being

SECTION FOUR: COMPASSION FOR PLACE (AND COMMUNITY):

4.1 Compassion in the second city: Made In Birmingham, England

SECTION FIVE: COMPASSION FOR PLANET:
5.1. Education for survival: Compassion for planet

SECTION SIX: BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER:
6.1 Education’s blueprint for survival

Afterword

References

Index

Maurice Irfan Coles

Maurice Irfan Coles has worked in education for nearly fifty years and has written extensively on school improvement, race equality, intercultural education and CPD.

Bill Gent

Bill Gent was editor of the journal of the National Association of Teachers of RE, and an associate fellow at Warwick University Centre for Education Studies.