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Author Smeyers, P. (Paul)

Title The therapy of education : philosophy, happiness and personal growth / Paul Smeyers, Richard Smith and Paul Standish.

Imprint Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

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Location Call No. Status OPAC Message Public Note Gift Note
 Moore Stacks  LB14.7 .S64 2010    Available  ---
Edition Pbk. ed.
Description viii, 260 p. ; 23 cm.
Note Originally published: 2007.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 248-255) and index.
Summary "In recent years ideas about therapy have found their way increasingly into educational practice: there is Circle Time in the elementary school and a new emphasis on self-esteem, there is assertiveness training and stress management for adults, and the bookshop shelves are heavy with volumes on self-help. In a different vein, and since ancient times, education has itself often been thought of as a kind of therapy....This book examines the many connections between education and therapy, critically but sympathetically. It brings to bear on areas of confusion and mystification the philosophical attention that has sometimes been thought of as potentially therapeutic and conducive to personal growth and understanding"--From publisher description.
Contents Self-esteem : the inward turn -- Diffidence, confidence and self-belief -- What can be said, what can be shown -- Reading narrative -- Learning to change -- Practising dying -- Room for thought -- The Thoreau strategy -- A state of abstraction : knowledge and contingency -- Unfinished business : education without necessity -- Beyond cure -- Narrative and number : what really counts -- Learning from psychoanalysis -- Enlarging the enigma -- Expectation of return.
Subject Education -- Philosophy.
Added Author Smith, Richard (Richard D.)
Standish, Paul, 1949-
ISBN 9780230247093 (pbk.)
0230247091 (pbk.)