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Abstract An Examination of Educational Thoughts of Parker Palmer Myung-Bok Yoo (Professor, Baekseok University) The purpose of this study is to examine the educational philosophy of Parker Palmer. The grand ideas behind Parker Palmer's educational thoughts are spirituality in education, the inner life of teacher, and community of truth. The idea of nurturing spirituality be a part of educational reform. Palmer defines spiritual as diverse ways we answer the heart's longing to be connected with the largeness of life. He suggests that educational reform may need to start with the transformed heart of the teacher. Good teaching comes from the identity and integrity of the teacher. The meaning of this is that the prodigy of the teacher's task comes from within. Courage to teach retreats do not focus on pedagogical methods or content knowledge, but rather on exploring personal and professional beliefs and how these beliefs affect our teaching. A community of truth is the kind of community related to the way inquiry and discovery have always gone on in the scholarly world. People have to lear to listen each other and learn how to sustain their differences without letting conflict destroy their relationship.


Abstract An Examination of Educational Thoughts of Parker Palmer Myung-Bok Yoo (Professor, Baekseok University) The purpose of this study is to examine the educational philosophy of Parker Palmer. The grand ideas behind Parker Palmer's educational thoughts are spirituality in education, the inner life of teacher, and community of truth. The idea of nurturing spirituality be a part of educational reform. Palmer defines spiritual as diverse ways we answer the heart's longing to be connected with the largeness of life. He suggests that educational reform may need to start with the transformed heart of the teacher. Good teaching comes from the identity and integrity of the teacher. The meaning of this is that the prodigy of the teacher's task comes from within. Courage to teach retreats do not focus on pedagogical methods or content knowledge, but rather on exploring personal and professional beliefs and how these beliefs affect our teaching. A community of truth is the kind of community related to the way inquiry and discovery have always gone on in the scholarly world. People have to lear to listen each other and learn how to sustain their differences without letting conflict destroy their relationship.