The Education of an Idealist

‘Her highly personal and reflective memoir ... is a must-read for anyone who cares about our role in a changing world’ Barack Obama THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR AN ECONOMIST BOOK OF THE YEAR A ...

Author: Samantha Power

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008274932

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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‘Her highly personal and reflective memoir ... is a must-read for anyone who cares about our role in a changing world’ Barack Obama THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR AN ECONOMIST BOOK OF THE YEAR A TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT BOOK OF THE YEAR

Summary of The Education of an Idealist

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The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir by Samantha Power: Conversation Starters The Education of an Idealist, Samantha Power's memoir, is an intriguing and honest book that begins with Power's life journey as an Irish immigrant to the United States into becoming President Obama's human rights adviser. She shared her experiences working as a war respondent to the Balkans and her influential views being the youngest United States' ambassador to the United Nations. The memoir described how Power's idealistic attitude stayed intact despite the realities of the political world. Now, with the book's release, Power's efforts to bring a different kind of United States' foreign policy that could help people speak about what's not good is shown.Samantha Power's The Education of an Idealist is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today's bestseller. This was published on September 10, 2019, by HarperCollins, with imprints from Dey Street Books. A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to create hours of conversation: -Foster a deeper understand of the book -Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups -Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately -Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer This book is an independent resource to supplement the original book and is notaffiliated nor endorse by the original work in any way. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the originalbook, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters. Download your copy now on sale Read it on your PC, Mac, iOS or Android smartphone, tablet devices.

The Education of an Idealist

In her characteristically gripping prose, Pulitzer Prize-winner Power illuminates the messy and complex worlds of politics and geopolitics while laying bare the searing battles and defining moments of her life.

Author: Samantha Power

Publisher: Dey Street Books

ISBN: 9780062820709

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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In her characteristically gripping prose, Pulitzer Prize-winner Power illuminates the messy and complex worlds of politics and geopolitics while laying bare the searing battles and defining moments of her life.

Philosophers as Educational Reformers International Library of the Philosophy of Education Volume 10

The Influence of Idealism on British Educational Thought Peter Gordon, John
White. 12. Education. and. its. aims. What, if anything, do those concerned with
education today have to learn from the idealist reformers? Hastheirworkbeen ...

Author: Peter Gordon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135170959

Category: Education

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This volume assesses how far the ideas and achievements of the 19th century British Idealist philosophical reformers are still important for us today when considering fundamental questions about the structure and objectives of the education system in England and Wales. Part 1 examines those ideas of the Idealists, especially T. H. Green, which had most bearing on the educational reforms carried out between 1870 and the 1920s and traces their connection with the philosophy and educational theory of Hegel and other post-Kantians. Part 2 is an historical survey, concentrating on the innovations in the organization and contents of education in England and Wales brought about by the administrators and educationists educated in philosophical idealism. Part 3 considers what relevance the philosophical and practical ideas of this interconnected group of reformers have to education today.

The Education of John Dewey

Morris, as one would judge from that article in the Princeton [Review], on Phil &
its problems, is a pronounced idealist—and we have already heard of the “
universal self.” He says that idealism (substantial idealism, as opposed to
subjectivistic, ...

Author: Jay Martin

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231507453

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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During John Dewey's lifetime (1859-1952), one public opinion poll after another revealed that he was esteemed to be one of the ten most important thinkers in American history. His body of thought, conventionally identified by the shorthand word "Pragmatism," has been the distinctive American philosophy of the last fifty years. His work on education is famous worldwide and is still influential today, anticipating as it did the ascendance in contemporary American pedagogy of multiculturalism and independent thinking. His University of Chicago Laboratory School (founded in 1896) thrives still and is a model for schools worldwide, especially in emerging democracies. But how was this lifetime of thought enmeshed in Dewey's emotional experience, in his joys and sorrows as son and brother, husband and father, and in his political activism and spirituality? Acclaimed biographer Jay Martin recaptures the unity of Dewey's life and work, tracing important themes through the philosopher's childhood years, family history, religious experience, and influential friendships. Based on original sources, notably the vast collection of unpublished papers in the Center for Dewey Studies, this book tells the full story, for the first time, of the life and times of the eminent American philosopher, pragmatist, education reformer, and man of letters. In particular, The Education of John Dewey highlights the importance of the women in Dewey's life, especially his mother, wife, and daughters, but also others, including the reformer Jane Addams and the novelist Anzia Yezierska. A fitting tribute to a master thinker, Martin has rendered a tour de force portrait of a philosopher and social activist in full, seamlessly reintegrating Dewey's thought into both his personal life and the broader historical themes of his time.


She is also the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir The Education
of an Idealist. Power began her career as a journalist reporting from countries
including Bosnia, East Timor, Rwanda, and Sudan, and she has been named by

Author: Samantha Power

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101195797

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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In this perfect match of author and subject, Pulitzer Prize-winner Samantha Power tackles the life of Sergio Vieira de Mello, whose work for the U.N. before his 2003 death in Iraq was emblematic of moral struggle on the global stage. Power has drawn on a staggering breadth of research (including 400 interviews) to show us a heroic figure and the conflicts he waded into, from Cambodia's Khmer Rouge to the slaughter in Bosnia to the war-torn Middle East. The result is a peerless portrait of humanity and pragmatism, as well as a history of our convulsive age.

The SAGE Handbook of Philosophy of Education

the best, Plato was actually in favour of professional or vocational education for
the majority. We may not like such differentiation, but that is neither here nor there
: an Idealist today, so far as his Idealism goes, can quite coherently favour or ...

Author: Richard Bailey

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446206971

Category: Education

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This book provides an authoritative, yet accessible guide to the Philosophy of Education, its scope, its key thinkers and movements, and its potential contribution to a range of educational concerns. The text offers a balanced view of three key dimensions: first, in giving an equal weight to different styles and modes of philosophy; second, by including past and present perspectives on philosophy of education; and third, in covering both the general "perennial" issues in philosophy and issues of more contemporary concern. Section one of the book exemplifies different styles of philosophy, paying attention to the contemporary debates as to the nature, possibilities and limitations of these different approaches to philosophy of education. Section two is devoted to particular thinkers of the past, and more general coverage of the history of philosophy of education. Section three is dedicated to contemporary philosophic thought on education, providing the basis and reference point for an exploration of contemporary issues. The handbook is designed primarily to be useful to students studying the field of philosophy of education, in the context of the study of educational foundations or theory. But it is also designed to be of use to practising teachers who wish to gain easy access to current philosophical thinking on particular contemporary educational issues, and to educationalists of all types who want a succinct guide to questions relating to the nature, the history, and the current state of the art of philosophy of education. Visit Richard Bailey's website : here

The Invisible Hand in Popular Culture

The Event quickly becomes a story of the education of an idealistic president in
the practical realities of a hostile world. In the early episodes, Martinez appears
weak, indecisive, and ineffectual; he is duped, manipulated, and outmaneuvered

Author: Paul A. Cantor

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813140838

Category: Political Science

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Popular culture often champions freedom as the fundamentally American way of life and celebrates the virtues of independence and self-reliance. But film and television have also explored the tension between freedom and other core values, such as order and political stability. What may look like healthy, productive, and creative freedom from one point of view may look like chaos, anarchy, and a source of destructive conflict from another. Film and television continually pose the question: Can Americans deal with their problems on their own, or must they rely on political elites to manage their lives? In this groundbreaking work, Paul A. Cantor explores the ways in which television shows such as Star Trek, The X-Files, South Park, and Deadwood and films such as The Aviator and Mars Attacks! have portrayed both top-down and bottom-up models of order. Drawing on the works of John Locke, Adam Smith, Alexis de Tocqueville, and other proponents of freedom, Cantor contrasts the classical liberal vision of America -- particularly its emphasis on the virtues of spontaneous order -- with the Marxist understanding of the "culture industry" and the Hobbesian model of absolute state control. The Invisible Hand in Popular Culture concludes with a discussion of the impact of 9/11 on film and television, and the new anxieties emerging in contemporary alien-invasion narratives: the fear of a global technocracy that seeks to destroy the nuclear family, religious faith, local government, and other traditional bulwarks against the absolute state.

Philosophy of Education

After it five years are to be devoted to secondary education which is the pivot of
educational system . ... These views of T . P . Nunn have been echoed among
almost all contemporary idealist philosophers of education in West and East .

Author: Chandra Soti Shivendra

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788171566372

Category: Education

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It Has Been Rightly Said That Only A True Philosopher May Give A Practical Shape To Education. Philosophy And Education Go Hand In Hand. Education Depends On Philosophy For Its Guidance While Philosophy Depends On Education For Its Own Formulation. Teaching Methods Are Very Much Concerned With The Philosophy Of Education The Teacher Holds. The Philosophical Systems Of Education Govern The Teacher S Attitude To The Method Of Teaching. With A View To Comprehend The Close Relationship Of Philosophy And Education And Their Great Significance In The Modern Times, The Present Book Philosophy Of Education Has Been Written.The Book Aims At Presenting The Western Isms Of Philosophy As Well As Indian Philosophy Of Education Beginning From The Vedas To The Contemporary Philosophies. It Elucidates The Philosophical Issues And Attempts To Draw The Philosophical Implications Of Every Isms . Invaluable Viewpoints On Education Of Eminent Educators Like Rousseau, Russell, Swami Dayanand, Annie Besant, M.K. Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore And Many Others, And The Influence Of Their Philosophies Have Been Studied In Depth. It Acquaints The Readers With The Varied Aims And Ideals Of Education, Methods And Principles Of Teaching, Role And Influence Of Teachers As Propounded By The Great Philosophers.Written In A Simple Language And Lucid Style, The Book Is Expected To Serve As An Ideal Textbook On The Subject. It Will Prove Indispensable For The Students And Teachers Of Education. Question Bank At The End Of The Book Is An Added Advantage Provided To The Students Which Would Prove Helpful In Preparation For Examination. Even The General Readers Will Find This Book Worth-Reading.

The Education Outlook

In spite of all im- and we are working on legislation for secondary education ,
perfections which attach to human life , you ... and especially the was , perhaps ,
a little idealist , but it showed that amongst last thirty - five , havebeen a period of
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Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration

philosophies that assume that reality is essentially mental or spiritual, human
selfhood is central to understanding life and the world, humans come to know
truth by ...

Author: Fenwick W. English

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 145226516X

Category: Education

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The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration presents the most recent theories, research, terms, concepts, ideas, and histories on educational leadership and school administration as taught in preparation programs and practiced in schools and colleges today. With more than 600 entries, written by more than 200 professors, graduate students, practitioners, and association officials, the two volumes of this encyclopedia represent the most comprehensive knowledge base of educational leadership and school administration that has, as yet, been compiled.

Ideas of Education

Introduction Idealist philosophers wrote comparatively little directly on education.
Despite this, Idealism, as a more general philosophical movement, including the
British, American, German, and Italian kinds, featured a strong interest in ...

Author: Christopher Brooke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136729909

Category: Education

Page: 312

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Provides an overview of the disctinctive thinking of a fascinating mix of educational pioneers and thinkers from the canon of philosophers and philosophical schools from the classical, medieval, early modern and modern. Includes: Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Wollstonecraft, Humboldt, Utopian socialists, J.S. Mill, Carpenter and Dewey.

Socio Philosophical Approach to Education

If John Dewey ' s definition of education “ as continuous reorganisation and
integration of activities and experiences ” is to be accepted , then sticking to any
particular school of philosophical thought - idealism , naturalism , realism etc .

Author: V.R. Taneja

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788171561490

Category: Education

Page: 312

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The Book Is An Excellent Treatise On Education As Related To Both Sociology And Philosophy. There Could Not Be A More Fundamental Approach To The Various Problems Of Education Than The One That The Learned Author, Who Is A Doyen In The Field Of Education, Has Made In This Book.The Book Deals With The Study Of As Many As Twenty-Four Most Well-Known And Paramount Issues In Education That The Students And Researchers In Educational Philosophy And Educational Sociology, Often Seek And Find Great Difficulty In Locating From Most Of The Literature Available In The Market.The Book Would Be Found Highly Useful By Students Of Philosophy And Sociology Of Education.

The Idealist Illusion and Other Essays

See Heinrich Pestalozzi, Letter on the Education of Poor Country Children (1776)
and, The Education of Man : Aphorisms (New York: Greenwood, 1951). Note that
this is the basic thought which gave rise to Blondel's Trilogy in the 1930s on ...

Author: Maurice Blondel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401593639

Category: Philosophy

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I was very happy when in 1997 Fiachra Long came to spend part of his sabbatical leave at the Archives Maurice Blondel at Louvain-Ia-Neuve. This allowed him to bring together and complete his translation of three important articles from Maurice Blondel, known as the philosopher of Aix-en-Province. These three articles fonn a unity: they make explicit certain aspects of the method used in the great thesis of 1893, Action. This thesis, it is well known, aroused many polemic debates after its appearance. Thomist theologians accused Blondel of turning back towards Kantian idealism whereas the philosophers of the Revue de metaphysique et de morale accused him on the contrary of falling back on a pre-critical realism. The three articles translated here, each in its own way, attempt to pass beyond these two opposite charges. The Idealist Illusion (1898) underlines the fact that the content of consciousness should be unfurled as it appears, by withdrawing from any idealist or realist prejudice, before judging the consistency of its content as a whole. In this way Blondel supports the "phenomenological" method used in his thesis. The Elementary Principle of a Logic of the Moral Life (1903) is a very well-worked text which shows that "the logic of possession and privation" is broader than "the logic of amnnation and negation. " Using these words, Blondel develops certain striking laws of action such as that of the "parallelogram of contrary forces.

Educational Thought And Practice

ECLECTICISM IN EDUCATION If John Dewey's definition of education “ as
continuous reorganisation and integration of activities and experiences ” is to be
accepted , then sticking to any particular school of philosophical thought -
idealism ...

Author: V. R. Taneja

Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd

ISBN: 9788120701021

Category: Education

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The Education of Barack Obama

... other, equally disenchanted observers at another point on the political
spectrum, such work enabled the once starry-eyed idealist to learn firsthand that
politics is a contact sport and that Chicago politics is a particularly rough form of

Author: James T. Kloppenberg

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 140084312X

Category: Political Science

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If you really want to know what makes Barack Obama tick, you need to understand his education. James T. Kloppenberg explains the rich American intellectual tradition that shapes Obama's beliefs and influences his actions--particularly his aversion to absolutes and his commitment to compromise. This look at Obama's education is a deeply rewarding education in itself. Princeton Shorts are brief selections taken from influential Princeton University Press books and produced exclusively in ebook format. Providing unmatched insight into important contemporary issues or timeless passages from classic works of the past, Princeton Shorts enable you to be an instant expert in a world where information is everywhere but quality is at a premium.

The Education Gazette

Idealism , with its mind - and - ideacenteredness , is another philosophy having a
rebirth in education , especially in teacher ... Idealistic education searches for
growth towards spirituality , and it encourages more personal creativity through
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