Margaret Mead: contributions to contemporary education

Maguire, Kate ORCID logoORCID: (2015) Margaret Mead: contributions to contemporary education. SpringerBriefs on Key Thinkers in Education . Springer Netherlands, Netherlands. pbk-ISBN 9789401793087, e-ISBN 9789401793094. [Book] (doi:10.1007/978-94-017-9309-4)


This book makes a case for Margaret Mead's contributions to education discourses, which in retrospect appear visionary and profoundly democratic, non judgemental and transdisciplinary, and for their relevance to education today at primary, secondary and tertiary levels. Mead combined her substantial skills and knowledge as a linguist, anthropologist and psychologist to draw attention to the primary role of culture and society in identity formation, privileging against sterner perspectives, the idea that the conditions that support the emergence of balanced personalities, able to contribute to society and to progress themselves as individuals, starts with observation of self before that of others. This observation of and reflection on self was for her a necessary demonstration of transparency while close observation of others was ‘an act of love’ dissolving negative differences of culture, belief and status

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Series ISSN: 2211-1921
Research Areas: A. > Work and Learning Research Centre
Item ID: 17843
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Depositing User: Kate Maguire
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2015 09:02
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2021 13:11

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