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Beyond Bystanders

Educational Leadership for a Humane Culture in a Globalizing Reality

  • Nimrod Aloni
  • Lori Weintrob

Part of the Moral Development and Citizenship Education book series (MORA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Nimrod Aloni, Lori Weintrob
    Pages 1-15
  3. Educational Engagement for a Humane and Democratic Culture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. David T. Hansen
      Pages 19-31
    3. Pasi Sahlberg, Jason Brown
      Pages 33-45
    4. Nimrod Aloni
      Pages 61-73
    5. Nir Michaeli, Esther Yogev
      Pages 75-88
    6. Jason C. Fitzgerald
      Pages 89-101
  4. Globalization, Immigration, and the Challenges of Intercultural Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Beverly D. Shaklee, April Mattix Foster, Supriya Baily
      Pages 105-115
    3. Cyril Ghosh, Lori Weintrob
      Pages 117-129
    4. Makhroufi Ousmane Traoré
      Pages 131-142
  5. Professional Ethics and Good Teaching

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Nel Noddings
      Pages 183-190
    3. Yehudith Weinberger
      Pages 191-203
    4. Irit Levy-Feldman, Zipora Libman
      Pages 205-217

About this book


Beyond Bystanders calls for a shift in the professional self-image of teachers from agents of socialization to active advocates of human flourishing, social justice, and world betterment. The editors propose that it is irresponsible for teachers to posit themselves as bystanders and to conceive of globalization as something happening to them. Their role as educators in all disciplines must be to establish educational leadership that would empower students to critically evaluate developing global realities – mass migrations, socioeconomic inequalities, global warming, and the dehumanizing effects of submission to social media and consumerism – and achieve the overarching goals of humanization and facilitation of the fulfilling life. A shared commitment to humanist ethics, pedagogical activism, and social engagement at Kibbutzim College of Education (Tel Aviv) and Wagner College (New York) sparked this collaboration. The authors of the book include educational thinkers such as Nel Noddings, Michael Apple, David Hansen, Pasi Sahlberg, and Wiel Veugelers as well as scholars and practitioners from six different countries and diverse professional and cultural backgrounds. An essential part of our educational enterprise must involve promoting intercultural opportunities, confronting cultural ills and ensuring that civic engagement is more attuned to political realities. Educators in all disciplines can reframe their teaching and schools to be more cooperative and civic-minded and challenge views of marginalized, immigrant, undocumented and refugee communities as strangers. “Education is not only about teaching people to read and to write. It is about teaching human rights and cultural diversity, nourishing peace and fostering inclusive and sustainable development … I wish to commend Kibbutzim College of Education and Wagner College for joining forces to compile this volume to inspire readers in crafting new models of intellectual and intercultural understanding.” – Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO (from the Foreword)


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Editors and affiliations

  • Nimrod Aloni
    • 1
  • Lori Weintrob
    • 2
  1. 1.Kibbutzim College of EducationTel AvivIsrael
  2. 2.Wagner CollegeNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Beyond Bystanders
  • Book Subtitle Educational Leadership for a Humane Culture in a Globalizing Reality
  • Editors Nimrod Aloni
    Lori Weintrob
  • Series Title Moral Development and Citizenship Education
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2017
  • Publisher Name SensePublishers, Rotterdam
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-6351-026-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages CCCXXXII, 10
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Education, general
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