Publication Date

1999

First Advisor

Paul LeVasseur

Abstract

The intentions of this study was to arrive at a better understanding of how teachers define humanistic education, and how this understanding informs and influences their approaches to language teaching. The first section of this paper overviews the thoughts of three prominent humanistic educators. This is meant to serve as a grounding for the second part of the paper which reports and analyses the results of a study of eleven practicing EFL and ESL teachers. The teachers responded to a questionnaire and submitted to an interview regarding how they viewed humanistic education and how those views translated into teaching practices.

Disciplines

Curriculum and Instruction | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education