With All Your Mind

by Michael L. Peterson     |     Book Summary


Author: Michael L. Peterson
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Date: October 18, 2001
Pages: 272

Book Summary of With All Your Mind by Michael L. Peterson


There’s a crisis in the American educational system. Few dispute this, however, workable solutions are not forthcoming, and the divide continues to deepen. Methodologies and techniques take precedence over well-defined goals and understanding. The culture discourages reflection, concerned more with “how” rather than “why.”

Educators, and society in general, do not have clear answers to the most basic questions: 

  • What is the purpose of education? 
  • What goals do new techniques and methods serve? 
  • What kind of person is our educational system supposed to produce? 

“Unless we squarely face the tough, foundational questions, we can never get solid answers, and without reliable answers education in America is vulnerable to political and cultural pressures.” (p. 3)

With All Your Mind: A Christian Philosophy of Education invites its readers to think deeply about education from a Christian perspective. As in all things, the concept of neutrality in education is a myth. Classical and contemporary philosophies permeate the thinking of educators and curriculum. With All Your Mind explains basic concepts, works out their implications, and critiques each tenet from a Christian perspective.

A Christian philosophy of education is our only hope for meaningful progress. Educational excellence begins with education working outward into the culture.





With All Your Mind

by Michael L. Peterson

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of With All Your Mind by Michael L. Peterson

AuthorMichael L. Peterson
PublisherUniversity of Notre Dame Press
DateOctober 18, 2001
Pages272


Overview:

There’s a crisis in the American educational system. Few dispute this, however, workable solutions are not forthcoming, and the divide continues to deepen. Methodologies and techniques take precedence over well-defined goals and understanding. The culture discourages reflection, concerned more with “how” rather than “why.”

Educators, and society in general, do not have clear answers to the most basic questions: 

  • What is the purpose of education? 
  • What goals do new techniques and methods serve? 
  • What kind of person is our educational system supposed to produce? 

“Unless we squarely face the tough, foundational questions, we can never get solid answers, and without reliable answers education in America is vulnerable to political and cultural pressures.” (p. 3)

With All Your Mind: A Christian Philosophy of Education invites its readers to think deeply about education from a Christian perspective. As in all things, the concept of neutrality in education is a myth. Classical and contemporary philosophies permeate the thinking of educators and curriculum. With All Your Mind explains basic concepts, works out their implications, and critiques each tenet from a Christian perspective.

A Christian philosophy of education is our only hope for meaningful progress. Educational excellence begins with education working outward into the culture.