John (Jack) Miller has been working in the field of holistic education for over 30 years. He is author/editor of more than a dozen books on holistic learning and contemplative practices in education which include Education and the Soul, The Holistic Curriculum and Educating for Wisdom and Compassion. His writing has been translated into eight languages. The Holistic Curriculum has provided the framework for the curriculum at the Whole Child School in Toronto where Jack has served on the Advisory Board. Jack has worked extensively with holistic educators in Japan and Korea for the past decade and has been visiting professor at two universities in Japan. Jack was one of 25 scholars invited to a UNESCO conference on cultural diversity and transversal values held in Kyoto and Tokyo in 2007. He teaches courses on holistic education and spirituality in education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto where he is Professor.
NOTE: Most of my books are listed on my author's page on Amazon.com at http://www.amazon.com/John-P.-Miller/e/B001HPXPQI/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0
Spirituality, Religion, and Peace Education (co-editor) 2010 link is
Whole Child Education. University of Toronto Press, 2010The Holistic Curriculum, 2007, University of Toronto Press
Educating for Wisdom and Compassion: Creating Conditions for Timeless Learning. Corwin Press. 2005.
Holistic Learning and Spirituality in Education. (Co-Editor) SUNY Press 2005 . More information
Nurturing Our Wholeness:
Education and the Soul:
Towards a Spiritual
The Contemplative Practitioner:
The Holistic Teacher, 1993, OISE Press.
Co-authors: Bruce Cassie and
and Practice. Co-author:
Whole Teaching, Whole Schools, Whole Teachers, Educational Leadership (Summer, 2007, Vol. 64) online edition
Ancient Roots of Holistic Education, Encounter, (2006) 19, 55-59.
Holistic Education in Japan: A Gaijinís (foreignerís) Journey, Encounter, (2007) 20,28-31
Contemplative Practices in Teacher Education, co-author Ayako Nozawa in Encounter :(2005) 18, 42-48.
A qualitative study. Coauthor
Krishnamurti and Holistic
through Holistic Learning,
Education and the Soul.
Co-editor David Hunt.
CTL1110 Holistic Curriculum
The course focuses on
curriculum that facilitates personal growth and social change. Various
programs and techniques that reflect a holistic orientation will be analysed:
for example, Waldorf education, social action programs, and transpersonal
techniques such as visualization and the use of imagery in the classroom.
The philosophical, psychological, and social context of the holistic curriculum
will also be examined.
CTL1106 Spirituality in Education
This course first explores
the nature of spirituality. There is also an examination of how spirituality
can be part of the school curriculum in a nonthreatening manner. More specifically,
the course explores the nature of the soul and how the soul can be nourished
in the classroom through approaches such as imagery, dreams, journal writing,
and forms of contemplation. The arts and earth education are also examined
in this context. Finally, the role of the teacher will be explored.