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John Bremer discusses theories of educational innovation. Specifically his innovation of "The School Without Walls: Philadelphia's Parkway Program". Discusses life as education, and the societal element in open plan education.
Discussing education and alternative schools with Theo Buergin and Hans A. Schieser. They discuss educators, philosophers, and psychologists such as Rudolf Steiner, Maria Montessori, and Jean Piaget.
Center for Human Understanding conference in Washington, D.C. (part 1 of 2). Interviews Dr. John Nef. Includes a conversation with Marc and Mme. Chagall. Note: extensive interviews in French.
Representatives discuss the Center for Human Understanding (part 2 of 2). Center for Human Understanding conference in Washington D.C. Includes interview with [Raghav Heer]. Interviews [Chaumont Hosie]. Note: lengthy interviews in French (translated).
Philosopher and nonviolent activist Lanza Del Vasto discusses his work as a nonviolent activist and his book "Return to the Source." Terkel refers to del Vasto as "Shantidas" occasionally during the interview.
Marshall McLuhan discusses a wide range of topics including conformity, changes in entertainment media, cultural change, art and artists, originality in dance, reading and language, human interaction with nature, and technology. Recorded in front of a live audience at Kendall College, McLuhan takes several questions from the audience throughout the program.
Jonathan Miller reminisces about his childhood in Regent Park, London and offers his opinion on philosophy and the changing English class structure with the loss of the Indian empire. His remake of "Alice in Wonderland" for BBC 1 is reviewed and he states he is most interested in the human imagination.
Discussing the book "Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors: A Search for Who We Are" about the evolution and the future of the human species. Includes an excerpt of the astronomer Harlow Shapley speaking at the beginning. Includes Carl Sagan reading an excerpt from the book at the end.
Yiddish author Isaac Bashevis Singer discusses his collection of short stories, "Short Friday," as well as his writing style and spiritual influences.
Discussing the book "A Second Look In the Rear-View Mirror: Further Autobiographical Reflections of a Philosopher at Large" (published by Macmillan) with the author Mortimer Adler. Program includes an excerpt of a September 21, 1959 interview with Robert Hutchins.
Discussing the book "Artist as Thinker: From Shakespeare to Joyce" with the author George Anastaplo.