By A. Rud

ISBN-10: 0230108563

ISBN-13: 9780230108561

Albert Schweitzer’s Legacy for schooling is the 1st ebook dedicated to the research of the idea and deeds of Albert Schweitzer on the subject of schooling. Schweitzer’s existence and paintings provide either proposal and well timed insights for tutorial suggestion and perform within the twenty-first century. targeting Schweitzer’s important proposal, “Reverence for Life,” Rud assesses Schweitzer as a prophet for social and academic swap. He develops the concept that of useful reverence in schooling and describes the impression of Schweitzer’s idea upon curriculum improvement and the ethical dimensions of training and studying in today’s colleges.

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He was restive 32 ALBERT SCHWEITZER’S LEGACY FOR EDUCATION and felt trapped, and did not see courageous thought in those with whom he worked, but rather rote, accepted learning that did not prod him or others to strive higher. Hélène repeatedly comes to his rescue as she tries to prevent his despair. Her example of independence helps him to clarify his motives. 17 These formalities of organized religion are merely nominal, and this naming shrouds the phenomenon of this core belief. Hélène mirrors for Schweitzer his own struggles, while at the same time transforming them for him and helping him on his way.

41 But this well-being, increasingly for Schweitzer, does not come from teaching, or even mentoring students, from being what he considers a bourgeois European intellectual in a dying and sick culture. ”42 But it is only with Hélène that he is able to share these ideas. His parents, particularly his mother, do not approve, and he has conflicts with them over his chosen work. ”44 Yet Schweitzer is also matter-of-fact about what he has decided will be his life work. ”45At once it was a simple decision that he saw as reverberating among souls.

They fall into a pattern of familiarity. He complains of exhaustion, while she admonishes him for being so driven. He has cemented his bond with Hélène, and strengthened his determination to carry out a life of service. She is the support for what he wants to do, and affirms him in ways that his family and friends do not. Schweitzer still sees their relationship as a friendship, deepened of course by their devotion to a common ideal. ”54 He says that his duty is on par with this friendship, but Schweitzer seems incapable of seeing his relationship with Hélène as anything more than serious and dutiful.

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