New Publication: The International Handbook of Holistic Education by Routledge

International Handbook of Holistic Education coverSam Crowell, senior researcher and facilitator of our Earth Charter Education Center is co-editor of this publication, which brings together 37 chapters from a wide variety of authors. Subjects covered throughout the chapters include education policy and politics, educational psychology, philosophy of education, multicultural education, and school leadership, management, and administration.

Sam has been involved in the Earth Charter’s work for over 15 years and has been co-facilitating a summer intensive course with Mirian Vilela on Education, Transformative Learning and the Earth Charter, and one course of the Online Certificate Diploma Programme on Education for Sustainable Development.

Providing a comprehensive overview of holistic education’s history, conceptions, practices and research, this Handbook presents an up-to-date, global picture of the field. Organized in five sections, the Handbook lays out the fields’ theoretical and historical foundations; offers examples of holistic education in with regards to schools, programs, and pedagogies at all levels; presents research methods used in holistic education; outlines the growing effort among holistic educators to connect holistic teaching and learning with research practice; and examines present trends and future areas of interest in program development, inquiry, and research. This volume is a resource for researchers and practitioners and serves as an essential foundational text for courses in the field.

“This new volume is an extraordinary resource that will provide great value to every holistic educator on the planet—and every other educator who wishes to learn about holistic education. This Handbook offers a truly global discussion and provides motivated educators and policy makers with profound and detailed insights about enacting the ambition to make holistic education the normative experience.”
—David Marshak, Founding President of SelfDesign Graduate Institute, USA

“A remarkably diverse group of scholars and practitioners in holistic education, including many of its leading theorists today, demonstrate that this emerging field has come of age. They reveal how holistic approaches address some of the deepest pedagogical questions and cultural dilemmas of our troubled time.”
—Ron Miller, Founding Editor of Holistic Education Review

For information on how to access the book, click here: https://www.routledge.com/International-Handbook-of-Holistic-Education/Miller-Nigh-Binder-Novak-Crowell/p/book/9781138082656

International Handbook of Holistic Education

Edited by John (Jack) Miller, Kelli Nigh, Marnie Binder, Bruce Novak and Sam Crowell, Routledge.

Table of Contents:

Preface: Educating the Whole Person by John P. Miller

Section 1: Foundations

Introduction: The Foundations of Holistic Education by Bruce Novak

  1. Holistic Education: A Brief History by John P. Miller
  2. Experiencing Nets of Holism through the Threshold Body, by Vivian Darroch- Lozowski
  3. Beauty and Learning, by Tobin Hart
  4. From a Deeper Place: Indigenous Worlding as the Next Step in Holistic Education by Four Arrows
  5. Eastern Philosophy and Holistic Education by Yoshiharu Nakagawa
  6. Care of the Soul in Education by Thomas Moore

Section 2: Teaching/Learning/Curriculum

Introduction: Teaching, Learning and Curriculum by Marni J. Binder

  1. Addressing the Needs of the Whole Child: Implications for Young Children and Adults Who Care for Them by Tony Eaude
  2. Moving the Spirit: Holistic Education and Young Children by Jane Bone
  3. Sustainable Peace for the Planet by Edward J. Brantmeier
  4. Core Reflection: Nurturing Human Potential in Students and Teachers by Fred A.J. Korthagen and Ellen Nuijten
  5. Self-development as Pedagogy in Teacher Education by William L. Greene and Younghee M. Kim
  6. Holistic-Contemplative Pedagogy for 21st Century Teacher Education: Education as Healing by Heesoon Bai, Patricia Morgan, Charles Scott, and Avraham Cohen
  7. Integrated Curriculum for the 21st Century by Susan M. Drake and Joanne L. Reid
  8. Holistic Assessment: Assessing Dialogically, Personally, Individually by Julian Stern
  9. Transformation Through Art and Vision: An Indigenous Perspective by Gregory Cajete

Section 3: Examples of Holistic Education Practices

Introduction: Examples of Holistic Education by John P. Miller

  1. Waldorf Education: Freeing the Human Being by Warren Lee Cohen and Brian Daniel Bresnihan
  2. Holism in Montessori by Michael Dorer, Tim Seldin, Robin Howe, Jennie Caskey
  3. Cultivating the Abilities of the Heart: Educating through a Pedagogy of Love by Tom Culham, Rebecca Oxford and Jing Lin
  4. Lhomon Education: Teaching for Well-being in Bhutan by Jackie Mitchell and Yang Gyeltshen
  5. The School Forest Movement in South Korea from a Holistic Perspective by Bokyoung Kim
  6. Madrasa Schools in East Africa: An Islamic Perspective in Holistic Education by Antum Panjwani and Sarfaroz Niyozov
  7. Queer Bodies and Holistic Imaginaries by Jamie Magnusson
  8. Holistic Features of Traditional Chinese Spiritual Practices for Personal Cultivation by Wong Ping Ho

Section 4: Research

Introduction: Holistic Research by Kelli Nigh and Erica Killick

  1. The Coexistence of Spirituality and Anxiety: Mothers and Daughters by Kelli Nigh
  2. Embodied Inquiry in Holistic Education by Celeste Snowber
  3. The Curriculum of Character: Poetic Ruminations of Growing Old(er) by Carl Leggo
  4. Conducting Narrative Inquiry Research from a Holistic Perspective: Honouring Story and Soul by Mary Beattie
  5. Sound Escapes: An Holistic Approach to Spirituality and Music Education by Diana Harris
  6. Research in, on and with Waldorf Education in the Netherlands by Aziza Mayo
  7. Holistic Education in Thai Buddhist Schools by Prapapat Niyom
  8. Many Layers, Many Dimensions: Building a New Science of Holistic Education by Elizabeth Spier, Frederik Leenknecht and David Osher

Section 5: Final Reflections

Introduction: Future Directions by Sam Crowell

  1. A Manifesto of Holistic Education: A Declaration for Unity and Personal Choice by Susan A. Schiller
  2. Belonging, Identity and Meaning Making-the Essence of Spirituality: Implications for Holistic Education Programs in Plural Societies by Marian de Souza
  3. Pedagogical Mediation as a Foundation for Doctoral Study at the Universidad De La Salle in Costa Rica by Cruz Prado, Anne Robert, Jan Hurwitch with Sam Crowell
  4. African Indigenous Education in Kenyan Universities: A Decolonizing and Transformational Tool by Njoki N. Wane and Ishmael I. Munene
  5. Hebraism, Hellenism and Holism: Finding Sources of Life in Western Culture by Bruce Novak
  6. Toward an Integrative Mind by Tobin Hart