Jennys Story: Taking the Long View of the Child: Prospects Philosophy in Action Patricia F. Carini

ISBN: 9780807750520

Published: November 1st 2009

Hardcover

197 pages


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Jennys Story: Taking the Long View of the Child: Prospects Philosophy in Action  by  Patricia F. Carini

Jennys Story: Taking the Long View of the Child: Prospects Philosophy in Action by Patricia F. Carini
November 1st 2009 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 197 pages | ISBN: 9780807750520 | 7.62 Mb

By carefully documenting how space was made for Jennya child who didnt fit the school moldthis book offers a renewed sense of human possibility and an attainable vision of what schools can be. The authors demonstrate that it is only by attending toMoreBy carefully documenting how space was made for Jennya child who didnt fit the school moldthis book offers a renewed sense of human possibility and an attainable vision of what schools can be. The authors demonstrate that it is only by attending to each and every child that schooling can begin to achieve its most noble aim: equality.

Readers are introduced to Prospects educational philosophy and descriptive processes, with details about what the processes are and what they offer teachers, parents, and children. Jennys story is told through these processesways of looking at children and their work that make it possible to know each child as a person, a thinker, and a learner. While Jennys journey through elementary school is the heart of the book, this is also the story of a big urban school serving many immigrant families. Jennys Story offers readers a compelling look at how teachers, staff, and the principal successfully worked with a richly diverse community.

It also examines what it means to ground teaching in knowledge of the particular, careful observation, and collective inquiry, as well as how to challenge school policies and mandates that work against childrens well being and dignity.



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