The Passionate Learner: How Teachers and Parents Can Reclaim the Joy of Discovery for All Children

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A practical guide for keeping young people's curiosity alive

All children begin life as passionate, curious learners. But in school, too many become alienated from the joy of learning. Filled with stories and specific ideas, The Passionate Learner is a handbook for ...
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Overview

A practical guide for keeping young people's curiosity alive

All children begin life as passionate, curious learners. But in school, too many become alienated from the joy of learning. Filled with stories and specific ideas, The Passionate Learner is a handbook for cultivating kids' passionate engagement with learning at all ages.

"A wise, realistic treatise on the prospects of reclaiming children's engagement with learning. . . . Fried is inspirational and practical."
—Publishers Weekly

"[A] fascinating look at the way children lose their natural ability to learn as they enter and progress through school. . . . [Fried] outlines strategies for parents, teachers, and school systems to enliven the teaching process and recapture children's natural passion for learning. An inspiring resource for parents and teachers."
—Booklist

"Should be required reading for all educators committed to reforming classrooms and reviving the spirit of learning."
—Jacqueline Jordan Irvine, Emory University

"Fried accomplishes here what so few education writers have even attempted—he speaks to parents in the same clear, nonjargon prose
he offers to teachers."
—Seymour Sarason, author of Teaching as a Performing Art

"Fried's reflections are dead-on."
—Teacher Magazine

"Accurate and thought-provoking analyses of what we believe and what schooling actually promotes."
—Principal Magazine

Robert L. Fried is associate professor of education at Northeastern University in Boston, and works with teachers and parents inschools around the country. Author of The Passionate Teacher: A Practical Guide, he lives in Concord, New Hampshire.
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Cynthia Parsons
I Want To Praise This Book. It's chock full of exciting and "doable" ways to encourage and stimulate a passion for learning--even what's required to be taught in K-12.
Hope Magazine
Publishers Weekly
How do preschool children, full of natural inquisitiveness and a passion for learning, turn into apathetic or angry teens with a profound dislike of school? Why do so many kids "see school as the enemy of what's interesting, fun, and worthwhile"? The answers lie in well-intentioned educational reform efforts that emphasize accountability and efficiency rather than genuine learning. Fried, an associate professor of education at Northeastern University, leads readers step-by-step to a deep understanding of the forces inhibiting learning, widening the achievement gap and diminishing teacher professionalism. His is no mere critique. Filled with classroom narratives, curriculum ideas and practical suggestions, Fried's counterpart to his The Passionate Teacher is a wise, realistic treatise on the prospects of reclaiming children's engagement with learning. One excellent section addresses how teachers try to meet the conflicting demands of engaging students in authentic learning while carefully measuring student achievement. In trying to conform to accountability measures, they often sacrifice "deeply held goals for teaching and learning excellence." How can teachers find their way out of this and other traps? Fried is inspirational and practical as he considers possible solutions to such educational problems. His ideas will encourage and guide both teachers and parents in the important work of creating learning environments in which students recapture their earlier joy in learning, become confident readers, writers and orators and rediscover the passion of discovery and accomplishment that is their birthright. (Nov. 15) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807031445
  • Publisher: Beacon
  • Publication date: 10/1/2001
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.84 (w) x 8.78 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert L. Fried is associate professor of education at Northeastern University in Boston, and works with teachers and parents in schools around the country. Author of The Passionate Teacher: A Practical Guide, he lives in Concord, New Hampshire.
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Table of Contents

159
Foreword by Seymour Sarasonix
Prelude: Of Passionate Learning, Food Fights, and Who Needs
Soccer?1
Part One: The Promise of Passionate Learning
1. The Promise17
2. The Chasm: How the Promise Gets Broken28
Part Two: Reclaiming the Promise
3. What Teachers Can Do to Reclaim the Promise41
4 Revisiting the Chasm: Misbehaving Kids, Boredom, and
Wasting Time57
5. What Parents Can Do to Reclaim the Promise73
6. What Schools and Systems Can Do to Reclaim the Promise86
Part Three: The Practice of Passionate Learning
7. Curriculum as Relationships101
8. Curriculum? Who Cares?115
9 Parents and Curriculum: A Partnership with Students
and Teachers131
10. Words of Power137
11. A "Good Enough" Literacy Program
12. Lift Every Voice176
13. A Passion for Excellence—and How We Undermine It197
14. Celebrating "Inconsistent Excellence"216
15. Education at the Millennium: The Bad and the Good232
16 PassionateTeaching and Learning in an Era of
Standardization245
Finale: Unsung Heroes262
Notes271
A Few Thoughts and Acknowledgments279
Index283
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