Education for Life
Preparing Children to Meet Today’s Challenges
by J. Donald Walters – Swami Kriyananda
Education for Life offers a constructive and brilliant alternative to what has been called the disaster of modern education. The need for a change is universally recognized. The statistics of illiteracy, drug abuse, and violence speak for themselves. In this book, Kriyananda traces the problems to an emphasis on technological competence at the expense of spiritual values, which alone can give higher meaning to life. Education for Life offers parents, educators, and concerned citizens everywhere techniques that are both compassionate and practical.
This revolutionary book is based on the pioneering work in India of Paramhansa Yogananda, in the early years of the twentieth century. The Education for Life system has been tested and proven for over three decades at the many Living Wisdom schools located throughout the United States and Europe.
This book is a workable combination of idealism and practicality telling educators what to teach, when to teach it, how to teach it, and why. Educators in both America and Europe have acclaimed the Living Wisdom schools as places where children are encouraged to grow toward full maturity as human beings, and where they learn not only facts, but also innovative principles for better living.
“This is a splendid book: readable, important, timely. I learned a great deal from this book and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I will be recommending it from now on.”
Joseph Chilton Pearce, author of Magical Child
“Mr. Walters’ recommendations for educating youth are sound and solid. His ‘tools of maturity’ provide an excellent basis for a curriculum that prepares children for dealing with life’s challenges. . . . I enjoyed reading the book and will certainly recommend it.”
Dr. Y.J. Mulkey, President, American Institute for Character Education, author of The History of Character Education
The book Education for Life is available in English and Italian.