Reclaiming the Fire: Depth Psychology in Teacher Renewal

Reclaiming the Fire: Depth Psychology in Teacher Renewal


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This book examines six psychological and spiritual giants that were working a half century ago whose insights are as powerful today as they were then-perhaps even more so given the current corporate agenda to standardize education and thereby take the soul out of it. Indeed, it is precisely because we are so aware of the impossible demands placed upon teachers these days, which overtax already valiantly devoted and terribly overworked teachers and which also continue to ignore the fact that the problems children face are not a product of our schools but of our society at large-that the authors have written this book. This book will help you renew your noble sense of mission so that, even in these trying times for teachers, you will feel more fulfilled in all that you accomplish, will discover ways to renew your vision of yourself as a teacher despite all the grossly and unjustly negative things that are said about teachers, and will find new ways of continue in your extremely important work.

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ISBN-13: 9781475813692
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 02/15/2019
Pages: 174
Product dimensions: 6.29(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Clifford Mayes, Ph.D., Psy.D., received a doctorate in the History of U.S. Education from the University of Utah and a doctorate in Psychology from the Southern California University for Professional Studies. Until his retirement, he was a professor of education at Brigham Young University and is now an adjunct professor of psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, California. Mayes has authored 10 books and 40 scholarly articles in psychology, educational psychology, curriculum theory, and multiculturalism.
Mark R. Grandstaff, Ph.D., has a dual degree in American History and Institutional Culture from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.  Having written four books and over seventy articles, he has taught at Brigham Young University (emeritus associate professor), the University of California at Berkeley (associate professor), and the University of Maryland, University College.  Dr. Grandstaff is currently a fellow of the James MacGregor Burns Institute of Strategic Leadership, College Park.
Alexandra Fidyk, Ph.D., serves as Associate Professor in the Department of Secondary Education, University of Alberta, and is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Jungian Studies. A past President of the Jungian Society of Scholarly Studies and now joint editor of Poetic Inquiry: Enchantment of Place, Fidyk is a Certified Jungian Psychotherapist, an Integrated Body Psychotherapist, a Constellation & Family System therapist, and a lover of horses, cats, and nature. 

Table of Contents

Introduction: Foundations of the Teacher's Sense of Calling (Cliff) Chapter One: Five Psychospiritual Thinkers of the 20th Century and What They Tell Us About the Teacher's Sense of Calling (Cliff) Chapter Two: Jung: The Essentials (Cliff) Chapter Three: Individuation and Vocation in the Second Half of Life (Cliff) Chapter Four: Indivduation, the "Vocatus" and Teaching (Mark) Chapter Five: Of Archetypes and Journeys: Case Studies (Mark) Chapter Six: "The University of the Waves": An Encounter for Archetypal Reflectivity (Alexandra) Conclusion: Reclaiming the Fire (Cliff) Appendix A Appendix B Appendix C About the Authors

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