World Council for Curriculum and Instruction (WCCI)

March 3, 2011

Toward a Renaissance of Humanity: Rethinking and Reorienting Curriculum and Instruction

Editor: Terrance R. Carson

Contents

Acknowledgments ……………………………………………………………. v

Part 1 Introduction

Editor’s Introduction ………………………………………………………. 3
T. R. Carson

Greetings …………………………………………………………………. 7
N. V. Overly
M. Shoji
T. Araki

Voices of Hibakushi, Hiroshima Survivors ……………………………………… 10
T. Fujii

Presidential Address ……………………………………………………….. 19

WCCI: A Humanizing Force in Global Curriculum Building
E. C. Matriano

Part II. Rethinking Culture and Development: Questions Facing Curriculum and Teaching

Peace, Human Rights, and Development

Peace, Human Rights, and Global Development ……………………………………. 31
O. Kurino

Science, Technology, and Education

Education Today for Tomorrow’s World ………………………………………….. 48
H. Klein

Machine and Education ……………………………………………………….. 60
M-L. van Herreweghe

Response to van Herreweghe …………………………………………………… 70
J. Roderick and D. G. Smith

The Issues of Domination and Liberation in Education

Neocolonialism and Education in Anglophone Africa ………………………………. 75
W. H. Watkins

The Need for Western Education to Reorient its Curriculum ……………………….. 86
L. Hufford

Popular Culture and Education

Art is the Foundation of Education: Television as an Example …………………….. 99
P. van Stapele

Paradox Between Modernity and Tradition:

Case Study of Japan

Curriculum Decision Making: Practices and Beliefs in the Japanese System …………. 107
N. V. Overly

Curriculum Foundations for a New Age ………………………………………….. 122
Y. Ebitani

Values and Values Education

Values Education for Social Transformation …………………………………….. 130
V. Floresca-Cawagas

A Curricular View of Moral Education ………………………………………….. 139
F. M. Mina

Part III. Proposals and Practices for Humanizing Curriculum and Teaching

Curriculum Theory

Breathing Life into the Curriculum: The Paradigm of Mutuality ……………………. 153
S. Wilson

Personal Growth and/or Social Change: What Can Humanistic
Psychology Contribute to Practically-Oriented Education?
A Critical Analysis ………………………………………………………….. 169
F-M. Oertel

Classroom Practices

Spirit and Action of Citizenship: Alex Taylor Community School …………………….. 178
N. L. Haggerson, V. Macagnoni, and S. Ramsankar

Educating for a Future: Symbols of Life and Hope …………………………………. 191
R. Adrews

World Peace and Humanistic Instructional Strategies ………………………………. 205
S. Srivastava

Success and Responsibility in Peace Education ……………………………………. 215
R. W. Zuber

Nonformal Education: Community Involvement and Development

Nigeria’s First Distance Education Program: An Enterprise For the Forgotten Teacher ….. 229
A. N. D. Robinson

International On-the-Spot Early Childhood Training Courses ………………………… 239
L. Sperber Jasik

Community Involvement /Development Through a Process Of Lifelong Nonformal Education …. 246
G. Mendis

Teaching Peace to Adults: Dare We Practice What We Preach? ………………………… 254
A. Chetkow-Yanoov

Providing for Multilevel Needs in a Developing Country Through Distance Education ……. 266
A.N. Khan

Part IV. Conclusion: Toward a Renaissance of Humanity

Brighter Than a Thousand Suns: Facing Pedagogy in the

Nuclear Shadow ……………………………………………………………….. 275
A. G. Smith

The Lotus: A Metaphor for North-South Peace Education …………………………….. 286
S-H Toh

The Alice Miel Invited Lecture: Imagining, Changing, Stabilizing:
Maintaining Momentum ………………………………………………………….. 301
L. M. Berman

Network Reports

Introduction …………………………………………………………………. 315
H. D. Gideonse

Women in Education Network ……………………………………………………. 315
S. Wilson

Community Development Network …………………………………………………. 318
S. Ramsankar

Arts in the Curriculum Network ………………………………………………… 319
A. Mark

Early Childhood Education Network ……………………………………………… 321
F-M. Oertel

Ethics and Values Network …………………………………………………….. 323
R. Laor

Media and Technology Network ………………………………………………….. 324
Y. Nishimoto

Peace Education Network ………………………………………………………. 326
T. R. Carson

Curriculum Theory and Research Network …………………………………………. 328
F. M. Mina

Global Education Network ……………………………………………………… 329
F. Jackson

Lifelong Learning Network …………………………………………………….. 331
B. Baduel

Contributors