A Reading of Sona Farid-Arbab’s Moral Empowerment: In Quest of a Pedagogy
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Filson, G. “A Reading of Sona Farid-Arbab’s Moral Empowerment: In Quest of a Pedagogy”. The Journal of Bahá’í Studies, vol. 28, no. 3, Sept. 2018, pp. 87-106, doi:10.31581/jbs-28.3.4(2018).


In setting out to determine the nature and scope of education, questions immediately arise when considering what makes education effective. Among those questions are the following: What should be the goal of education? How can we fit everything into a curriculum at a time when knowledge and information are accumulating at an unbelievable rate? And how can education address our need to learn about both the physical and the social world, different as they are? Farid-Arbab’s book, Moral Empowerment: In Quest of a Pedagogy, is an admirable effort to provide answers to such questions by starting with two even more fundamental questions: What is the nature of the human being, or learner? And what is the nature of understanding?

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