Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Psychedelic textbook

Yes, it's a textbook, John Martin Rich's Education and Human Values (Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1968), complete with what I've decided to call a booksale bindi (that yellow dot). The designer is uncredited.

From the back cover:

Through this text, students of education are encouraged to think seriously and reflectively about the critical value conflicts confronting American education today. The underlying theme of the book is the development of fully functioning self-actualizing characteristics among prospective educators. The author's aim is to stimulate the reader to become more morally autonomous.
As you might guess from the description, Abraham Maslow looms large in this book, with eleven page references in the index — more than Aristotle, Dostoyevsky, Freud, Plato, and Thoreau combined.

comments: 1

Anonymous said...

back in "the day", this was referred to as "methods now in use today of navigating the sea of redundancy"