Tracing the history of holistic education from its beginnings, this revised and expanded third edition features insights into Indigenous approaches to education while also expanding upon the six curriculum connections: subject, community, thinking, earth, body-mind, and soul.
Part One. Holistic Curriculum: The Context
1. Holistic Curriculum: The Why and the What
2. The Perennial Philosophy
3. The Psychological Context: The Unconditioned Self
4. The Social Context: An Ecological/Interdependent Perspective
5. Historical Background
Part Two. Holistic Curriculum: Practice
6. Intuitive Connections
7. Body-Mind Connections
8. Subject Connections
9. Community Connections
10 Earth Connections
11. Soul Connections
12. Implementing and Evaluating the Holistic Curriculum
John P. Miller, author of more than seventeen books on holistic education, discusses the theoretical foundations of the holistic curriculum and particularly its philosophical, psychological, and social connections. Professor of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at University of Toronto. He is an author of over 20 books including, Whole Child Education, Education and Soul and Educating for Wisdom and Compassion, and a lead editor of the book, International Handbook of Holistic Education.
Gregory Cajete is Director of Native American Studies and an Associate Professor in the Division of Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies in the College of Education at the University of New Mexico. He holds a Ph.D. from International College – Los Angeles New Philosophy Program in Social Science Education with an emphasis in Native American Studies. He has served as a New Mexico Humanities scholar in ethnobotany of Northern New Mexico and as a member of the New Mexico Arts Commission. Dr. Cajete has authored five books, including Ignite the Sparkle: An Indigenous Science Education Curriculum Model and The Spirit of the Game: Wellspring for Indigenous Renewal.