Integral Education at the California Institute of Integral Studies

By Heidi Fraser Hageman, Ph.D..

Published by The International Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum

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The California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco asserts that they are a leader in integral education, a progressive model of educating that honors (a) the multidimensional nature of students' experience, intellectual, physical, emotional, and spiritual, (b) multiple ways of knowing, and (c) a commitment to social and environmental justice. This article offers an historical and theoretical overview an integral education at CIIS. At the core of this work is the aspiration to share the characteristics and distinctness of an integral education currently in practice at CIIS, with the objective of inspiring educators to reflect on how they learn and teach.

Keywords: Integral Education, Alternative Education, Graduate Education, Spirituality in Education

The International Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum, Volume 23, Issue 1, pp.43-50. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: November 9, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 444.395KB)).

Heidi Fraser Hageman, Ph.D.

Ph.D. candidate, East-West Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, California, USA