Date of Award

1-1-2016

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Ph.D.

Department

Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Bruce Uhrmacher

Keywords

Ikeda, philosophically inspired schools, school authenticity, Soka, Steiner, Waldorf

Abstract

This study explores school authenticity (SA) by conducting research at three philosophically inspired schools. The study investigates consciousness to identity, integrity to that identity, and ascertains characteristics of authenticity across settings through an investigation of the school's congruence between the philosophy and the school ecology. Two frameworks are utilized to explore school congruence. The first framework addresses establishment of identity - the school's attention to and congruence between the philosophy and their identified core educational principles. The second investigates integrity by exploring adherence to identity - in other words, the school's attention to and congruence between educational principles and the school ecology. I explore SA through observation, interviews, and document review, utilizing educational connoisseurship and criticism as the qualitative method.

Provenance

Recieved from ProQuest

Rights holder

Melanie Reiser

File size

369 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

Education, Educational philosophy

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