ERIC Number: EJ974785
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
The Cataracts of Education
Cottle, Thomas J.
Schools: Studies in Education, v9 n1 p27-46 Spr 2012
A reflection is offered on what certain scholars call the variousness of students and teachers of the sort that psychologists often miss. A case is made for the need to separate one's self from the objects one studies as one attempts to assess students and modes of learning, the variations in historical eras and their influence on the shaping of educational theory and ideologies, as well as the role of culture in determining the personality and the development and content of the brain. An argument is made for the extraordinary power of reflective and genuinely mindful teachers able to see and hear in a context of justice and kindness, rather than a context driven by theoretical and ideological issues, not to mention momentary educational fads.
Descriptors: Altruism, Psychologists, Ideology, Reflection, Education, Psychological Patterns, Psychological Characteristics, Psychology
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