Education in a Time Between Worlds: Essays on the Future of Schools, Technology, and Society

October 10, 2019 - Comment

Our world is currently undergoing major transformations, from climate change and politics to agriculture and economics. The world we have known is disappearing and a new world is being born. The subjects taught in schools and universities today are becoming irrelevant at faster and faster rates. Not only are we facing complex challenges of unprecedented

Our world is currently undergoing major transformations, from climate change and politics to agriculture and economics. The world we have known is disappearing and a new world is being born. The subjects taught in schools and universities today are becoming irrelevant at faster and faster rates. Not only are we facing complex challenges of unprecedented size and scope, we’re also facing a learning and capacity deficit that threatens the future of civilization.

Education in a Time Between Worlds seeks to reframe this historical moment as an opportunity to create a global society of educational abundance. Educational systems must be transformed beyond recognition if humanity is to survive the planetary crises currently underway. Human development and learning must be understood as the Earth’s most valuable resources, with human potential serving as the open frontier into which energy and hope can begin to flow.

The expansive essays within this book cover a diverse array of topics, including social justice, the neuroscience of learning, deschooling, educational technology, standardized testing, the future of spirituality, basic income guarantees, and integral meta-theory. As an invitation to re-vision the future of schools, technology, and society, Education in a Time Between Worlds replaces apathy and despair with agency, transformation, and hope.

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Anonymous says:

Insight for the 21st century This is what we need. Zachary Stein is offering here just the kind of deep thinking, insight, and clarity that the world so desperately needs right now. If we are to understand anything useful and profound about ourselves, our world, and the field of education, we need to be able to integrate multiple discourses, narratives, and fields of study, and that is what Dr Stein has done in these essays. The content is wide ranging, yet weaves together to develop a coherent and expansive understanding…

Anonymous says:

A great book for educators Zachary Stein has written a provocative book that will make great summer reading for teachers and school administrators: Education in a Time Between Worlds. He provides an amazing number of ideas and issues to think about and challenges us to rethink our views about education and the future of schools.Stein analyzes the connections between education and many of our most pressing problems–the economy, technology, social justice, the degradation of the planet, politics, capitalism…

Anonymous says:

Deeply meaningful ideas (Still reading) Highly recommend reading this to anyone who can think deeply about human development and wants to further their understanding of what’s truly needed to educate people. I hope what’s written in this book plays a meaningful role in shaping the not so far away future of education.

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