Preface; Introduction: From Averroes to Voltaire & Kant to Gulen: Exchanges in a Caravanserai of Ideas; Pragmatism: Gulen Viewed from Deweys Century; Pedagogy, Explicit & Implicit: Montessori & Gulen Methodologies; Research: Gulens Ideas on Schooling in the Vygotskian Tradition; Outdoor Education as a Third Space: Compatibility of Gulen & Hahn; Genetic Epistemology: Jean Piaget & Fethullah Gulen; Domains of Knowledge: Gulen & Benjamin Bloom; Bandura & Gulen: Social Modeling, Cognition, & Self-Efficacy; Holism: Gulen & Moffetts Universe of Discourse; Culture & Social Contextualism; Conclusion.
Professor Tom Gage has enjoyed a successful half-century career in education and taught graduate courses for over three decades at Humboldt State University. His interests range from John Steinbeck to Captain Bill Jones, a colorful figure from the life of Andrew Carnegie. Gage has been involved with the Middle East since the 1950s. Following a year of hitchhiking that landed him in Damascus in 1959, he returned to the University of California at Berkeley where earned BA, MA, and PhD degrees. He is a Fulbright scholar who taught in Aleppo, Syria for an academic year in 1983 and has also taught in China, Turkey, and Greece. In the 1970s, Gage served as dean of three summer programs held in eight European nations. As Professor Emeritus of the California State University system, Gage continues to teach in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the Humboldt.
This sweeping work reminds us of the achievements of the West's great educational thinkers and connects them to G len's ideas and accomplishments that have arisen in the east and have spread throughout the world. -- Dr Paul M. Rogers " Dr Paul M. Rogers"