The current educational culture of standards, accountability, and creeping educational capitalism finds teachers increasingly teaching laundry lists of facts and skills. Less attention is being paid to the 'big picture' or worldview. Author David Rigoni offers an alternative perspective. Using a shaman metaphor, he examines how the most important learning in a professional program takes place between the lines of the formal curriculum. He argues that this worldview change ought to be intentional and that all aspects of the educational process ought to work to that end. To clarify what is needed, the book then looks to educators from throughout history who worked with their students with a total focus on changing their worldviews. These educators, of course, are the shamans.
David Rigoni is an associate professor and chair of the Teacher Education Department at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has 14 years classroom experience as a high school English teacher.
Part 1 List of Figures Part 2 Preface Part 3 Acknowledgments Chapter 4 Chapter 1 A Path with Heart Chapter 5 Chapter 2 Knee-Deep in Quantum Foam, Searching for a Place to Stand Chapter 6 Chapter 3 The Paradox of Teaching and Learning Chapter 7 Chapter 4 The Shaman's Strategy Chapter 8 Chapter 5 The Silent Curriculum: A Case Study Chapter 9 Chapter 6 Insight and Resistance Part 10 Bibliography Part 11 Index Part 12 About the Author