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A Different Three Rs for Education: Reason, Relationality, Rhythm


reviewed by Linda O'Neill - June 06, 2006

coverTitle: A Different Three Rs for Education: Reason, Relationality, Rhythm
Author(s): George Allan and Malcolm D. Evans (Eds.)
Publisher: Editions Rodopi B.V., New York
ISBN: 904201699X, Pages: 192, Year: 2006
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In A Different Three Rs for Education: Reason, Relationality, Rhythm, 12 contributors, all members of the international Association for Process Philosophy of Education, consider educational spiritualities, policy, ethics, writing, mathematics, environmental education, and professional development from a process perspective. Metaphors of ecological health, jazz, weaving, and “webs of mutual dependence” signal a move away from linear sequences towards expansive learning landscapes where students are encouraged to overcome the limitations of either/or dichotomies, dogmatic closure, and parochial experience. While essayists draw upon works from a wide range of scholars, Alfred North Whitehead’s dynamic and open-ended philosophy provides the conceptual “common ground” (p. 24). Editors George Allan and Macolm D. Evans, calling for a “new approach to educational reform,” seek to enhance “the proven virtues of traditional education” with “skills of reasoning, relationality, and rhythm” (p. 3). Evans provides an overview of the process perspective and identifies its five core principles. Allan,... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: June 06, 2006
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12531, Date Accessed: 2/23/2020 1:38:25 PM

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  • Linda O'Neill
    Northern Illinois University
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    LINDA O’NEILL is Assistant Professor in the Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology, and Foundations at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. Her primary area of scholarship is philosophical interpretation of educational policy and pedagogy. Recent publications include: “Scientific to the Point of Superstition: Too Late for Hermeneutics?”, “The Juggernaut of Tradition: Gadamer, Feminism, and Philosophy of Education” and “Method’s Web: Gadamer’s Corrective and Educational Policy.”
 
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