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    Education as Transformation

    Becoming a Healer Among the !Kung and the Fijians

    Richard Katz
    Current education and training of community mental health workers in the West have focused on the accumulation of knowledge and on healing technology. Richard Katz, through ethnographic work in the Kalahari Desert and the Fiji Islands, presents an alternative model of healer education that stresses the transformation of the healer's character. This transformation connects the healer to healing resources beyond the self, commits the healer to service in the community, and becomes the context within which healing knowledge and technology can be used while the healer remains a fully contributing member of the community, disavowing the accumulation of power for personal use.

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    Spring 1981 Issue


    Nicaragua 1980
    The Battle of the ABCs
    Fernando Cardenal, S.J. and Valerie Miller
    The People Speak Their Word
    Learning to Read and Write in Sao Tome and Principe
    Paulo Freire
    The Literacy Campaign in Cuba
    Abel Prieto Morales
    "What Go Round Come Round"
    King In Perspective
    Geneva Smitherman
    Education as Transformation
    Becoming a Healer Among the !Kung and the Fijians
    Richard Katz
    Children of a Brazilian Favela
    Robert Coles
    The Identity Crisis of Educational Planning
    Henry M. Levin
    Educational Change and National Economic Development
    Pamela Barnhouse Walters
    Schooling, Development, and Inequality
    Old Myths and New Realities
    Gerald W. Fry
    The "New Era" in China's Educational Revolution
    C.T. Hu
    The Contradiction of Bantu Education
    Mokubung O. Nkomo
    Aboriginal Education
    The School at Strelley, Western Australia
    Kenneth B. Liberman
    Didactic Theatre in Africa
    David Kerr
    Home (poem)
    Derek Walcott
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