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Childhood Under Threat - eBook

Title:      Childhood Under Threat - eBook
Categories:      eBooks, Middle School, Elementary School, Eighth, Seventh, Sixth, Fifth, Fourth, Third, Second, First, Health, Early Childhood, Reading, Remediation, Parenting, Research, Technology, Social Skills, Information Technology, General Waldorf Curriculum, General Waldorf Education
BookID:      480
Authors:      Christian Rittelmeyer
ISBN-10(13):      978-3-17- 019822-7
Publisher:      Waldorf Publications
Number of pages:      111
Language:      English
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Picture:      cover
Ebook:      Download ebook1.pdf

Caught Between the Culture Industry and the Technocratic Reform of Education

Included are:
1. The threat from the culture industry to the opportunities of child development The acquisition of basic capabilities through play – Play and technological competence – The screen media competes with play – Children’s free play is threatened by the culture industry – ‘Rapid-fire culture’: Violence and frenzy in the surrounding world of children – Bodily consequences of the culture of stress

2. Screen culture: Damage to the spiritual, social and physical development of children Do television and computer games cause changes in the brain of the child? - The effect of television and computer games on the cognitive capabilities of children – Once more: Modern electronic media: good or bad builders of the brain? – General education and technical civilization

3. The humanistic-aesthetic and the technocratic-economic model of education Trends of education politics and the history of mentality in pedagogy – Education or instruction? The repression of humanistic educational goals by technocratic-economic plans for education - The mechanization of the child’s world – The “post-modern” counter-model to technocracy

4. Childhood: Aspects of the body and the soul. Once more: Education in children’s play – About the relationship between “center” (brain) and “periphery” (torso and limbs) – The biological shortening of childhood: The phenomena of acceleration.

Translated by Grant Overstone

keywords: international Waldorf education; education reform; media; brain development

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