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Turning points : 35 visionaries in education tell their own stories

Author: Jerry Mintz; Carlo Ricci
Publisher: Roslyn Heights, NY : Alternative Education Resource Organization, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Thirty-five visionary educators were asked: What was your schooling like? When did you realize that there is a need for an alternative approach? What have you done since to help realize that vision? What are you doing now? Turning Points is an anthology of their responses, a peek into the lives and journeys of these pioneering individuals who have-and are-transforming what it means to be a teacher, a student, and a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jerry Mintz; Carlo Ricci
ISBN: 9780974525259 0974525251
OCLC Number: 654443524
Description: xxxviii, 387 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Forward --
Author bios --
A lifetime of work to bring quality public education to all of America's children / Lynson Moore Beaulieu --
Finding what matters / Sharon Caldwell --
Turning to my mother / Lisa Delpit --
Transforming society : a partnership educational agenda / Riane Eisler --
Escaping education? / Gustavo Esteva --
My green river / John Taylor Gatto --
My education : an adventure story / Arnold Greenberg --
Journey to democracy / David Gribble --
Democratic education : a beginning of a story / Yaacov Hecht --
The history of a homeschooling magazine / Helen Hegener --
Looking for trouble / Matt Hern --
The evolution of a child listener / Helen Hughes --
Recalling the indigenous / Don "Four Arrows" Jacobs --
Inside-out learning / Mark Jacobs --
Walking off the beaten path / Shilpa Jain --
Some thoughts on my education and my work / Herbery Kohl --
Create the world that ought to be / Arnie Langberg --
The shoestring school / Mary Leue --
T.G.I.F. / Dennis Littky --
I feel so lucky to be right in the middle of it / Grace Llewellyn --
It's in my blood / Basir Mchawi --
What I've learned / Deborah Meier --
School : a manageable interruption / Chris Mercogliano --
The call of the zeitgeist / Ron Miller --
What do you mean, you've decided? We're supposed to decide! / Jerry Mintz --
Clonlara, an Irish-American creation / Pat Montgomery --
A teacher's job / Susan Ohanian --
Standing in the "tragic gap" between what is and what might be-in school. That's what I do every day / Kirsten Olson --
A life of learning : empowering, trusting, unschooling children / Wendy Priesnitz --
Do what we can / Carlo Ricci --
Memories of Barrie / Tim Seldin --
A moment in time / Herb Snitzer --
The second coming, sort of / Len Solo --
Educating for human greatness : a higher vision of teaching, thinking, and learning / Lynn Stoddard --
The world becomes what you teach : education for a peaceful, sustainable, and humane world / Zoe Weil --
Afterword.
Responsibility: edited by Jerry Mintz & Carlo Ricci ; associate editors, Isaac Graves & Jessica Graves.

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Thirty-five visionary educators were asked: What was your schooling like? When did you realize that there is a need for an alternative approach? What have you done since to help realize that vision? What are you doing now? Turning Points is an anthology of their responses, a peek into the lives and journeys of these pioneering individuals who have-and are-transforming what it means to be a teacher, a student, and a life-long learner. -- taken from front jacket flap.

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