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What we don't know about learning could fill a book--and it might be a schoolbook. In a masterly commentary on the possibilities of education, the eminent psychologist Jerome Bruner reveals how education can usher children into their culture, though it often fails to do so. Applying the newly emerging "cultural psychology" to education, Bruner proposes that the mind reaches its full potential only through participation in the culture--not just its more formal arts and sciences, but its ways of perceiving, thinking, feeling, and carrying out discourse. By examining both educational practice and educational theory, Bruner explores new and rich ways of approaching many of the classical problems that perplex educators.

Education, Bruner reminds us, cannot be reduced to mere information processing, sorting knowledge into categories. Its objective is to help learners construct meanings, not simply to manage information. Meaning making requires an understanding of the ways of one's culture--whether the subject in question is social studies, literature, or science. The Culture of Education makes a forceful case for the importance of narrative as an instrument of meaning making. An embodiment of culture, narrative permits us to understand the present, the past, and the humanly possible in a uniquely human way.

Going well beyond his earlier acclaimed books on education, Bruner looks past the issue of achieving individual competence to the question of how education equips individuals to participate in the culture on which life and livelihood depend. Educators, psychologists, and students of mind and culture will find in this volume an unsettling criticism that challenges our current conventional practices--as well as a wise vision that charts a direction for the future.

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1997 Eleanor B. Maccoby Book Award, American Psychological Association

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In a masterly commentary on the possibilities of education, the eminent psychologist Jerome Bruner reveals how education can usher children into their culture, though it often fails to do so. Applying the newly emerging "cultrual psychology" to education, Bruner proposes that the mind reaches it full potential only through participation in the culture--not just its formal arts and sciences, but its ways of perceiving, thinking, feeling, and carrying out discourse.

About the Author

Jerome Bruner is University Professor at New York University and the author of many books, including Acts of Meaning; On Knowing; The Process of Education; and Toward a Theory of Instruction (all published by Harvard).

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Table of Contents

Preface

Culture, Mind, and Education

Folk Pedagogy

The Complexity of Educational Aims

Teaching the Present, Past, and Possible

Understanding and Explaining Other Minds

Narratives of Science

The Narrative Construal of Reality

Knowing as Doing

Psychology's Next Chapter

Notes

Credits

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674179530
Author:
Bruner, Jerome
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Author:
Bruner, Jerome
Location:
Cambridge, Mass.
Subject:
Education
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - General
Subject:
Social Psychology
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Classroom Planning
Subject:
Multicultural Education
Subject:
Educational Psychology
Subject:
Educational anthropology
Subject:
Discourse analysis, narrative
Subject:
Education-Classroom Resources
Subject:
Education-General
Subject:
Education-Aims & Objectives
Subject:
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
103-383
Publication Date:
April 1997
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
None
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 12 oz

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