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  Paideia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Paideia is the cultural heritage that is continued through the generations.
The Greeks considered Paideia to be carried out by the aristocratic class, who were said to have intellectualized their culture and their ideas.
The concept of Paideia was also used by Mortimer Adler in his criticism of contemporary Western educational systems, and Lawrence A. Cremin in his histories of American Education.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Paideia   (732 words)

 Online Encyclopedia and Dictionary - Paideia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
To the ancient Greeks, Paideia is "the process of educating man into his true form, the real and genuine human nature." (1) It also means culture.
The Greeks considered Paideia to be formed by the aristocratic class, who were said to have intellectuallized their culture and their ideas.
Paideia is also the name of an Atlanta private school (or alternative school), whose principal, Paul Bianchi, is considered a pioneering leader in education.
www.fact-archive.com /encyclopedia/Paideia   (677 words)

 The Paideia Program | Southwestern University
Paideia Scholars share readings and engage in discussions on the meaning of diversity and other cultures, civic engagement, and the significance and practice of undergraduate research/creative works.
Paideia Professors remain with the same group of Scholars for their three years in the program.
Paideia Scholars are always invited to provide feedback directly to their Paideia Professor and to the Director of the Paideia Program.
www.southwestern.edu /paideia   (1639 words)

 Takis Fotopoulos - From (mis)education to Paideia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Paideia will play a crucial role in a future democratic society with respect to the internalisation of its values, which would necessarlily be the ones derived by its basic principles of organisation: the principle of autonomy and the principle of community, which would be built into the institutions of an inclusive democracy.
Paideia was of course at the centre of political philosophy in the past, from Plato to Rousseau.
Paideia as civic schooling involves the development of citizens’ self-activity by using their very self-activity as a means of internalising the democratic institutions and the values consistent with them.
www.inclusivedemocracy.org /fotopoulos/brdn/vol9_1.htm   (12301 words)

 Paideia Seminar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Paideia is a Greek word meaning, "teach the children." It was developed to bring classic literature and civil, critical dialogue to k-12 classrooms.
I have found the Paideia to be an incredibly democratizing procedure.
It is important to stress that the Paideia is an anti-authoritarian procedure.
www.hamline.edu /~mboucher/capstoneproject1998/chap4v.html   (522 words)

 UNC-TV ONLINE: Paideia: Making the Grade -
Expressed in his 1982 book, 'The Paideia Proposal,' Adler argued that all schooling should be on one track, not differentiated, and that learning is not finite or static, but ongoing and lively.
Paideia's goals have remained constant over the years: to provide a rigorous liberal arts education in grades K-12 that will enable critical thinking and provide the skills necessary for full participation in a democratic society.
The Paideia approach is learning based on the Socratic method and involves a departure from the traditional classroom approach of lecturing material.
www.unctv.org /paideia/motimer.html   (523 words)

 Augsburg College - Paideia Group
Paideia is a Greek word meaning the upbringing of a child.
The Paideia Associates formulated the Paideia Principles summarizing major points in the Paideia concept of education.
In 1991 members of the original Paidiea Group and Associates formed the Paideia Group Inc. (PGI) to monitor and guide the development and spread of the Paideia concept of education.
www.augsburg.edu /paideia/aboutus.html   (266 words)

 Paideia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Paideia, developed by Mortimer Adler (1983), builds on the concept that high academic achievement is expected of all students regardless of background.
The Paideia program goals-acquiring knowledge, developing intellectual skills, and improving understanding of ideas-are addressed through three instructional approaches known as "columns": didactic instruction, coaching, and small group seminars.
Paideia was developed with an eye toward inexpensive replication: materials tend to be those typically found in schools.
www.csos.jhu.edu /otherlinks/specialstrategies/Paideia.html   (391 words)

 The National Paideia Center
Paideia schools are built on the idea that public schooling is preparation for becoming educated over the course of one’s life time.
The National Paideia Center improves the ability of adults and students to think and communicate so that each might become a good citizen of the world, earn a decent livelihood, and lead a good life.
The National Paideia Center is a not-for-profit organization affiliated with the University of North Carolina since 1988.
www.paideia.org   (211 words)

 Southwestern | Academic Life
The Paideia Program is a "student-owned" experience - one that is navigated and explored by the student with the guidance of a faculty mentor.
Paideia Scholars become better campus citizens through participation in on-campus activities and become public intellectuals through their reading of and reflection on newspaper and magazine articles, and through their awareness of local and global events.
Paideia Scholars also learn to intentionally make connections between their different classes and between their in-class and out-of-class experiences.
www.southwestern.edu /academic   (443 words)

 Paideia Knoxville
Paideia Academy takes its name from the Bible in Ephesians 6:4, where the apostle Paul exhorts fathers to bring up their “children in the training (paideia) and admonition of the Lord.” This concept, the paideia of the Lord, involves much more than a child’s formal education.
Paideia Academy opened its doors in September 2004 with a vision for a school that would assist parents in bringing up their children in the Paideia of the Lord by providing academic instruction for their children that is distinctly classical, Christ-centered, and covenantal.
Utilizing classical tools of learning and a distinctly Christian worldview approach to education, we desire to graduate young men and women who, as servants of Christ, are equipped to be critical thinkers, and able communicators capable of engaging the culture with the claims of the gospel.
www.paideiaknoxville.org   (324 words)

 Amazon.com: Paideia: The Ideals of Greek Culture Volume I: Archaic Greece: The Mind of Athens: Books: Werner ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Paideia, the shaping of Greek character through a union of civilization, tradition, literature, and philosophy is the basis for Jaeger's evaluation of Hellenic culture.
Paideia will take you back to the beginnings of Western Civilization to examine how the Greeks conceived of excellence or arete and the disputes that arose as the new definition ran into the old definitions.
Paideia, which is roughly equal to our idea of culture, in the sense of 'she is a very cultured woman,' defined the aims and ideals of a Greek education.
www.amazon.com /Paideia-Ideals-Culture-Archaic-Athens/dp/0195004256   (1674 words)

 DBU Paideia College Society
In the context of the Christian faith, therefore, the notion of paideia was cleansed of its pagan associations, renewed in content, elevated in stature, and placed in service of the kingdom of God as the highest educational ideal of the Church.
The Paideia College Society at DBU is rooted in this venerable tradition, and takes as its purpose the educating of Christian students into their true nature as the image of God.
The Paideia College Society is governed by the goal of uniting together in the Paideia scholar the classical Christian ideals of piety and learning, spirituality and scholarship, genuine biblical faith and the life of the mind in order to become fully human under God.
www.dbu.edu /naugle/paideia.htm   (1106 words)

 ADLER ARCHIVE: The Paideia Program
Paideia is a focus on the art of teaching and what happens in the classroom for all students; it is not a plug-in program.
Paideia requires teachers to use three different teaching modes to convey significant ideas, skills and facts within the curriculum.
One of the Paideia teacher's skills is the use of the Socratic dialogue.
radicalacademy.com /adlerpaideiagroup.htm   (1077 words)

 Paideia History and Description
Paideia is a Greek word meaning the upbring of a child.
In 1991 members of the original Paideia Group and Associates formed the Paideia Group Inc. (PGI) to monitor and guide the development and spread of Paideia concept of education.
Copyright © 1991 by The Paideia Group, Inc. The Paideia Group, Inc. Board of Directors: John Clark, Rosa Blackwell, Vann Langston, Rita Kaplan, Cindy Rutz, John Van Doren, and Patricia Weiss.
members.aol.com /paideiapgi/Paideia-History-Paideia-Principles   (643 words)

 Binary Paideia
As students comprehend the concept of Paideia, they will be able to discover the Paideias of cultures thorough their own investigation and research.
By comparing the Paideia of one society with the Paideia of another society, students will develop a greater capacity for retention of earlier lessons, resulting in a greater comprehension of substantive material in subsequent lessons.
Teachers can explore the Binary Paideia approach which enables students to discover the essence or nature of various cultures, and articulate what makes a particular society what it is. Students will contrast four essential aspects of each society.
www.americaninstituteforhistory.org /BP/binary_paideia_about.htm   (834 words)

Paideia Academy will provide an excellent educational option for Twin Cities students living in the South of the River suburbs.
The word 'Paideia' connotes a theory of student-centered learning and the conscious pursuit of each child's intellectual, artistic, and social education.
The mission of Paideia Academy is to provide an academically rigorous, content-rich classical education that gives all young scholars the opportunity to shine in a culture that promotes accelerated academic achievement, fosters character development and personal growth, and values the importance of language, music and the arts.
www.paideiaacademy.org   (139 words)

 The Paideia of God - Doug Wilson
Formal education is essential to the process of paideia, of course, but the boundaries of paideia are much wider than the boundaries of what we understand as education.
Culture is not possible apart from a paideia, and paideia (in the fullest sense) is not possible apart from an established culture.
This paideia prepares for and ushers in a true Christian culture, and once that culture is established, the paideia of God is the ordained means for maintaining that culture as it prepares young Christian children to assume their station within Christendom.
www.cambridgestudycenter.com /artilces/Wilson3.htm   (1910 words)

 PAIDEIA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Paideia fellows Daniel Fridell and Sarah Schulman show photos from the Soviet republic’s “Pioneers,” in which Stalin is glorified in the spirit of the Biblical story of God giving the land of Canaan to Abraham.
Paideia fellow Roman Bilyashevych paints a picture of the political and social environment of the 1920ies Soviet Union.
Paideia fellows Irina Merzlykh, Dina Sosberger, István Neufeld, Stepan Menashe Kliment, and Vladislav Ban present their website that includes all you would want to know about the Jewish Holidays; step–by–step–instructions for the inexperienced, background history to the traditions, and much more.
www.paideia.eu.com /onemonth2005.htm   (1774 words)

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Paideia is an educational program presented by Mortimer Adler and the Paideia Group in 1982.
Paideia is a dynamic approach to restructuring schools to foster more active learning and a better use of teacher and student time.
Paideia does make a difference and provides hope for the future.
hometown.aol.com /paideiapgi/page/index.htm   (198 words)

 Funderstanding - Paideia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
This "essentialist" curriculum created in 1982 by Mortimer Adler and The Paideia Group proposes a single, required, 12-year course in general, humanistic learning as a foundation for the future learning of all students.
The Paideia plan is built on the understanding that education serves to prepare individuals for (1) earning a living, (2) citizenship, and (3) self-development.
Theodore Sizer of the Paideia Group insists that Paideia is not a detailed curriculum for deliberate reasons.
www.funderstanding.com /paideia.cfm   (178 words)

 UNC-TV ONLINE: Paideia: Making the Grade -
To find the true impact of Paideia, The Center for Educational Research and Evaluation at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro evaluated Paideia and listed its findings in the 1999-2000 "Evaluating the Paideia Program in Guilford County Schools" report.
The report takes a look at this teaching method - including its known successes and challenges - based on how well it can prepare students to be active learners, thinkers, and problem-solvers in a state system that largely uses standardized testing as a measure of student's overall skill and knowledge.
Results of classroom, school, and district level implementation, specifically how educators apply Paideia philosophy and instructional methods in real schools, have been captured most notably in a four-year study of Paideia implementation in Guilford County North Carolina.
www.unctv.org /paideia/paideiamg.html   (592 words)

Paideia is the ancient Greek word for education.
The use of the name Paideia for Luther College's core academic program is a recognition that life in community depends on centuries of shared wisdom.
The latest in a series of core academic programs established in 1964, the Paideia curriculum consists of three required interdisciplinary courses: a common two-semester sequence for first-year students (Paideia I), and a series of one-semester courses for juniors and seniors (Paideia Capstone).
paideia.luther.edu   (218 words)

 Issue 4 - The Democratic Paideia project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Any effort to establish paideia within today’s schools would generate a radical inconsistency within the present institutional framework, threatening the elites’ power to reproduce themselves and the heteronomous social relations upon which they are based.
However, both these two aims of paideia i.e paideia as civic schooling, cultivating students’ capacity for “self-reflective activity and deliberation” on the path to autonomy, and paedeia as personal training presuppose an enlargement of understanding through Socratic questioning.
In our view, the selection of materials for Socratic dialogue appropriate to a democratic paideia, particularly during the stages of emancipatory education prior to the successful transition to an authentically inclusive democracy demands more discerning criteria to be determined by individuals in their lived cultural and historical contexts.
www.inclusivedemocracy.org /journal/is4/gabbard_appleton.htm   (2919 words)

 PAIDEIA - The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden
PAIDEIA - The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden
On August 25-27 the new class of Paideia fellows visited Glämsta summer camp in the Stockholm archipelago.
Paideia's progress report describes the institute's first five years.
www.paideia-eu.org   (245 words)

 V. 85 No. 7: Pages 513-519, March 2004: Roberts
Over the past few years, a number of creative Paideia teachers have worked with their students to devise impressive coached projects that took them beyond the boundaries of the traditional classroom into the realm of the highest standards of their subjects.
At the Paideia Academy at Oakhurst (a public elementary school that serves many at-risk students) in Charlotte, North Carolina, music teacher Laura Cook received a grant from the local Cultural Education Collaborative to introduce opera to the teachers, students, and parents of this urban school.
It is our dream that through the active engagement of Paideia Coached Projects, they will come to love the process of learning itself by connecting it to the world outside of school and by making it their own.
www.pdkintl.org /kappan/k0403rob.htm   (3951 words)

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