Episode #31: Zak Stein – Education In a Time Between Worlds
Zak Stein studied philosophy and religion at Hampshire College, and then educational neuroscience, human development, and the philosophy of education at Harvard University. While a student at Harvard, he co-founded what would become Lectica, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to the research-based, justice-oriented reform of large-scale standardized testing in K-12, higher-education, and business.He is also a writer whose work has appeared in a variety of journals including American Psychologist, New Ideas in Psychology, Mind, Brain, and Education, Integral Review, and the Journal of Philosophy of Education.
He has published two books, Social Justice and Educational Measurement a dissertation that traces the history of standardized testing and its ethical implications, and Education in a Time Between Worlds, which expands the philosophical work to include grappling with the relations between schooling and technology more broadly.
Learn more about Zak’s work: http://www.zakstein.org/
Learn more about Thoreau College and the microcollege movement at: https://thoreaucollege.org/
Driftless Folk School: https://www.driftlessfolkschool.org/
Thoreau’s Garden: https://thoreausgarden.com/