Engaging with Matters of Consequence
Seminar considers ethics- and character-driven aspects of contemporary education
On June 3rd, a group of education scholar-leaders gathered at the Center for a seminar exploring and expanding on themes from Daisaku Ikeda's 1996 Teachers College lecture, "Thoughts on Education for Global Citizenship." The assembled educators tackled the hard questions of how wisdom, courage, and compassion can be practiced and promoted in today's test-oriented schools. They also affirmed the potential of a single individual to make a positive difference in a student's life and learning, even in the face of institutional pressures.
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