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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?

Edited by Jerry Mintz & Carlo Ricci and with a foreword by Alfie Kohn, Turning Points is an anthology of responses to the above questions, a peek into the lives and journeys of these pioneering individuals who have?and ...
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Overview

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?

Edited by Jerry Mintz & Carlo Ricci and with a foreword by Alfie Kohn, Turning Points is an anthology of responses to the above questions, 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.
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Editorial Reviews

Education Week
"The [educators] we're looking for are those who say, "I want to work to change this system so others will be spared what was done to me." They have the compassion and the courage to shake up the status quo and denounce cruel traditions. They've mastered the art of negative learning and developed a commitment to making the world, or at least whatever part of it they come to inhabit, a better place than it was before they got there."
Rick Posner, Ph.D.
Turning Points is a marvelous compilation of personal memoirs of progressive educators. From Alfie Kohn’s stirring introduction to the heartfelt, intimate stories of some of the most influential progressive educators of our times, this volume is a revelation. This book is for those of us who need to get started and for those who need to be rejuvenated.
Raymond Morley, Ph.D.
The strength of education has always and still remains in the relationships between teacher and pupil. Somewhere in that relationship is realized a passion for learning and trust that guidance is near to allow exploration to be natural behavior. Read [Turning Points] if you want to experience passion for education and learn the key ingredient to help students merge into learning and love it/accept it/use it to manage their future.
John Breeding, Ph.D.
[Turning Points] is unique in providing a little of the personal stories of all these education leaders, while they weave in some of their key ideas and guiding principles. It is awesome to get some stories of how and what these great people have done, and glimpses of their thought processes, decisions and struggles.
David Marshak
Turning Points is unique and fascinating. It offers us insights into how some of our most significant educational innovators and visionaries experienced their own educations and how these experiences brought them to their callings as adults. The book is intriguing and informative both as biography and as insights into our history of educational innovation during the past 50 years.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014966115
  • Publisher: AERO
  • Publication date: 7/13/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 432
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Contributors include:

Lynson Beaulieu
Sharon Caldwell
Lisa Delpit
Riane Eisler
Gustavo Esteva
John Taylor Gatto
Arnold Greenberg
David Gribble
Yaacov Hecht
Helen Hegener
Matt Hern
Helen Hughes
Don “Four Arrows” Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Shilpa Jain
Herbert Kohl
Arnie Langberg
Mary Leue
Dennis Littky
Grace Llewellyn
Basir Mchawi
Deborah Meier
Chris Mercogliano
Ron Miller
Jerry Mintz
Pat Montgomery
Susan Ohanian
Kirsten Olson
Wendy Priesnitz
Carlo Ricci
Tim Seldin
Herb Snitzer
Len Solo
Lynn Stoddard
Zoe Weil
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