Preparing the Children to Meet the Challenges
Education for Life offers a constructive and brilliant alternative to what has been called the disaster of modern education. The need for a change is universally recognized. The statistics of illiteracy, drug abuse, and violence speak for themselves. In this book, J. Donald Walters traces the problems to an emphasis on technological competence and rote learning at the expense of spiritual values, which alone can give higher meaning to life. Education for Life offers parents, educators, and concerned citizens everywhere techniques that are both compassionate and practical.
This revolutionary book is based on the pioneering work in India of Paramhansa Yogananda, in the early years of the twentieth century. The Education for Life system has been tested and proven for over three decades at the many Living Wisdom schools located throughout the United States.
This book is a workable combination of idealism and practicality telling educators what to teach, when to teach it, how to teach it, and why. Educators in both American and Europe have acclaimed the Living Wisdom schools as places where children are encouraged to grow toward full maturity as human beings, and where they learn not only facts, but also innovative principles for better living.
Dimensions: 8 x 5.25
Details: Paperback, 214 pages
Author: J. Donald Walters
Walters believes that the major weakness of contemporary schooling is its failure to teach basic human skills like getting along with others and oneself, living healthfully, developing latent talents, and acquiring the tools of self-education. His curricular program, tested at the private Ananda's Living Wisdom School, stresses the importance of experience, physical well-being, the emotions, will power, and the intellect. He recommends organizing all subjects under five categories: Our Earth-Our Universe, Personal Development, Self-Expression and Communication, Understanding People, and Cooperation. While many of the ideas are familiar, his approach is innovative and his presentation effective. Parents, as well as educators, will be interested.
Timely work for parents and teachers without introducing sectarianism nor overwhelming you with facts but rather showing you how to pay attention to their development into successful/happy persons.
'The C.S.P. World News
Education for Life, by J. Donald Walters, is a Christian-oriented 177-page philosophical view of education as it is now and as it could be improved. Interesting reading for those who enjoy studying a variety of suggestions for improvement in education. The Ananda's Living Wisdom School incorporates the beliefs and methods outlined in the book.
'Creative Learning Magazine
In Education for Life, Mr. Walters presents his philosophy of educating the whole human being. He states that life is the opportunity to develop to our full potential as human beings. In the introduction to the book Jesse J. Casbon says, "Education for Life" expands the current definition of schooling; it offers parents, educators, and concerned citizens everywhere techniques for transforming education into an integral process-one which harmonizes book learning with direct life experience." Walters has founded several institutions based on this belief. Education for Life is enjoyable reading for those who wish to banter philosophies or present an innovative system to their school districts.
'Family Learning Exchange (FLEX)
The 176 pages are filled with common sense of an educated author, telling teachers and parents values to be taught to children.
'The Murray Hill News
A new book on alternative education, Education for Life, by J. Donald Walters gives clear and penetrating insights into the nature of education and its goals. Equally applicable for home-schoolers, educators, or parents, Education f
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