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Neohumanist Education

Dr. Kathleen Kesson


Kathleen is Professor Emeritus of Teaching, Learning and Leadership in the School of Education at LIU-Brooklyn.  She is the former Director of Teacher Education at Goddard College, and was the founding Director of the John Dewey Project on Progressive Education at the University of Vermont, a research and policy organization.  She currently teaches in and directs the Teacher Preparation program for the Neohumanist College of Asheville.


She has written extensively about democracy and education, teacher development, curriculum, spirituality, unschooling, environmental education, arts in education, and educational futures in over 50 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. Her books include Curriculum Wisdom: Educational Decisions in Democratic Societies and Understanding Democratic Curriculum Leadership (with James Henderson), Defending Public Schools: Teaching for a Democratic Society (with Wayne Ross), Unschooling in Paradise, and the forthcoming Becoming One With the World: A Guide to Neohumanist Education.

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