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The Humanities and Their Place in Education

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The article examines the foundation role of humanities in education. By employing the ‘humanistic perspective’ in education one can provide a more balanced, holistic and values-oriented curriculum, which provides a worthwhile approach for learning for life, and not just jobs. The article focuses on the transformative nature of humanistic education, which provides the necessary means for analytical and critical thinking, within the values of tolerance and cooperation between individuals and societies.

Keywords: affective curriculum; education; humanistic education; humanities; values education

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7459/es/19.1.05

Affiliations: Bar-Ilan University

Publication date: January 1, 2001

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