Behind the Looking Glass: Toward the Educating Society

By: Ovans, Charles David

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178 pages including bibliography. Former owner's name atop front flyleaf. "I am indebted to Professor Graham Kelsey, who suggested the title for the book. Schools mirror society. If the schools have inadequacies, it is because society has inadequacies. The problems confronting the schools are societal in nature and solutions for them are to be found within the order and structure of society. In schools the teaching and learning processes, in turn, should mirror the human growth and development process. Unfortunately they do not - because it has never been the intention or expectation of the public authorities responsible for the schools that the schools would educate. This unhappy situation is likely to persist until society itself is consciously structured as an educating society, as a community of free, autonomous individuals determined to safeguard and perpetuate their freedom and autonomy. This, in a nutshell, is the theme of the book." - from the preface. Author spent 28 years as General Secretary of the British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF). Former owner was T.K. Krall, Councillor of the City of Nanaimo, British Columbia, and father of platinum-selling artist Diana Krall.

Title: Behind the Looking Glass: Toward the Educating Society

Author Name: Ovans, Charles David

Categories: Text, Education,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Canada, Evergreen Press: 1978

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 61205544A

Keywords: 178 pages including bibliography. Former owner's name atop front flyleaf. "I am indebted to Professor Graham Kelsey, who suggested the title for the book. Schools mirror society. If the schools have inadequacies, it is because society has inadequacies,