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The Paideia Proposal by Mortimer J. Adler

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Rosemarie De Nigris

on 27 October 2013

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Transcript of The Paideia Proposal by Mortimer J. Adler

The Paideia Proposal and Program by Mortimer J. Adler
Historical Context:
When and how did it all begin?
Why was the Paideia concept so revolutionary?

Who are the members of the original Paideia Group?

The framework to the Paideia teaching philosophy

What are the 3 columns of learning?

Where you start is not always the beginning
Impact of Paideia

Looking at Adler and Paidea through the 21Century lens of ... No Child Left Behind (NCLB),
Response to Intervention (RTI),
and Common Core State Standards (CCSS):
How has the Paideia phiolosophy impacted my thinking as an educator?

What questions remain?

Impact of Paideia
Socratic Seminar for Students

All things Paideia...
December 28, 1902 - June 21, 2001
New York City
Parents were Austrian Jewish immigrants Father – jewelry salesman Mother – schoolteacher.

At age 14, working as a copy boy at the New York Sun newspaper, Adler dropped out of high school.

Hoping to work his way up to journalist, Columbia University night classes

Read the works of John Stuart Mills led to interest in philosophy IMPRESSED - Mills had learned Ancient Greek by three years old and read Plato by five years old

Fascinated with becoming similarly erudite and
through discovery find out what was so important about Plato, and great classics

This fascination with the classics became a lifelong pursuit!

Now Presenting …Mortimer J. Adler
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