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  • Author:
    Jerome Bruner
  • ISBN:
    0674179536
  • ISBN13:
    978-0674179530
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  • Publisher:
    Harvard University Press (1996)
  • Pages:
    240 pages
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    Schools & Teaching
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The Culture of Education book.

The Culture of Education book. Jerome Seymour Bruner is an American psychologist predominately in the fields of developmental, educational, and legal psychology, and is one of the pioneers of the cognitive psychology movement in the United States. in 1937 from Duke University and his P. from Harvard University in 1941.

In this book of essays about education, Jerome Bruner brings his considerable experience. as a psychologist and educational theorist to bear to challenge the status quo of current. approaches to psychology and education. The book comprises nine essays that grapple. with two major themes – the need for a cultural psychology that focuses on understanding. mind in context and the implications of this approach to psychology for education. Bruner uses education as a test frame for his ideas about cultural psychology.

It is surely the case that schooling is only one small part of how a culture inducts the young into its canonical ways. Indeed, schooling may even be at odds with a culture’s other ways of inducting the young into the requirements of communal livin. .

In a long first essay he outlines a series of tenets, ranging from the need to foster self-esteem in children to the importance of the narrative mode by which children come to recognize themselves and find a place in.

What we don't know about learning could fill a book-and it might be a schoolbook.

Education, Bruner reminds us, cannot be reduced to mere information processing, sorting knowledge into categories

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

Bruner's "The Culture of Education". com User, June 7, 2000. This book is a gift for readers. Maybe not all readers, but those who are genuinely interested in human values and culture.

Bruner's "The Culture of Education". Bruner's ideas are bright and deep, making us understand that the future of education depends on human beings as agents of their destiny. The importance of every culture's history and the transmission of experiences is only possible through human interactions.

KEYWORDS: Jerome Bruner, curriculum theory, culture, culture as context, culture of.In The Culture of Education (1996), Bruner reflects on the way he thought three decades ago.

KEYWORDS: Jerome Bruner, curriculum theory, culture, culture as context, culture of education, structure of discipline, understanding, spiral curriculum, discovery learning, narrative.

This book represents Bruner's own summary of "the sense of the meeting", and . The problem of the two cultures may well be merely incurable.

This book represents Bruner's own summary of "the sense of the meeting", and also represents much subsequent correspondence between himself and the participants. It might be that there was such a "sense"; disagreements, too, which Bruner also does not slight; but in the end, the book was written by Bruner.

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.


Ishnllador
My appreciation for this book has to do with my professional bio. I started out as a teacher. After a few years of teaching in elementary school, I became interested in how culture works, is transmitted, and influences individual development. That resulted in a phd on the relation between evolutionary studies of religion and culture and theology. And in the last chapter of that dissertation, I'm returning to education. One of my sources there is this book. For one reason or the other, Bruner has never been mentioned during my own training as a teacher. Is he too American (I did encounter e.g. Piaget, Rogers, etc.)? Was his work considered outdated and replaced by newer theories? I don't know.
What I do know, is that this book offers much food for thought for teachers. First, there is Bruner's presentation of the relation between culture and individual development, which in my view can easily be connected with evolutionary theories (niche constriction theory, developmental system theory) about culture. Bruner writes about how education needs to balance between continuity and discontinuity of cultural traditions, about how education should enable people to engage their culture, to contribute to culture. Second, Bruner develops different aspects of this general view on what education should be about, challenging the reader to critically asses current debates on education and teaching (e.g.: Why precisely do we want/need more STEM-courses in our curricula?).
I would recommend this book for anyone interested in education, but certainly for newcomers to the field. Not because Bruner offers the last word on how we should teach, or on why we should teach. But because his general thesis offers a lens trough which to look critically at current political choices regarding education (which are often too utilitarian), while remaining pragmatic (education should make a difference).
Low_Skill_But_Happy_Deagle
Jerome Bruner has a gift.

Even without the image on the cover to guide you, you can feel, through his words and opinions, a warm, empathic person, a great educator and a strong academic personality of the "old fashion" gentleman type. By that I am thinking about someone - man or woman - who has walked the path all the way, and who make an effort to invite anyone with an interest in all things deeply human along on an adventurous journey.

It is very elegant. And also remarkably comforting: being served texts on lofty matters shifted through decades of thinking and learning in one single mind is by itself like watching the unfurling of a life, a person, someone we could ourselves be if walking the field in the same manner. Unhurried, calmly he points in directions and make connections on subjects and fields in the intellectual history that makes you feel happy and contented.

If you are in any way involved with teaching, writing, children, or indeed any form of human interaction at all, this is really a book to read.

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