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Jenny's Story: Taking the Long View of the Child, Prospect's Philosophy in Action

Jenny's Story: Taking the Long View of the Child, Prospect's Philosophy in Action

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    ISBN-13: 2900807750512
    Publisher: Teachers College Press
    Publication date: 11/27/2009
    Edition description: New Edition
    Pages: 216
    Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

    Table of Contents

    Dedication ix

    Preface xi

    Acknowledgments xv

    Introduction Margaret Himley 1

    What Is Prospect? 1

    Who Is Jenny Williams? 4

    Overview of This Book 6

    Call to Action 7

    Part I Telling Jenny's Story: The Dignity and Well-Being of the Child

    1 Meeting Jenny: Rethinking Schooling Patricia F. Carini Cecilia Espinosa 11

    Preparing for the Spanning Study 11

    W. T. Machan School(1993-1999) 14

    Frame and Plan for the Spanning Study 19

    Scenes from the First Spanning Study of Jenny (1996) 19

    Jarring Perception 1 The Politics of Attention Patricia F. Carini 35

    2 Meeting Jenny Again: Reimagining Ourselves as Teachers Patricia F. Carini 39

    Scenes from the Second Spanning Study of Jenny (1997) 41

    Encountering Jenny/Encountering Ourselves 52

    Jarring Perception 2 The Power of the Particular Patricia F. Carini 58

    3 Taking the Long View of the Child: Trusting the Person as Maker of Meaning Patricia F. Carini 64

    The Transition Year (1997-1998) Tisa Williams 64

    Scenes from the Third Spanning Study of Jenny (1999): Looking Back and Beyond 65

    Postscript on Sixth Grade Tisa Williams 72

    Jarring Perception 3 Body in Motion Patricia F. Carini 74

    4 Describing Jenny's Writings and Drawings: Authoring Works/Authoring Self (2006) Patricia F. Carini 78

    Describing Children's Works: A Process 79

    Scenes from the Descriptive Review of Jenny's Works (2006) 80

    Part II Imagination Unloosed: History, Memory, Conviction, and Courage

    5 History, Vision, Struggle: The Vermont Design for Education Patricia F. Carini 97

    An Era of Change: The Vermont Design for Education 98

    An Upstart Era 101

    Past Present 104

    Imagination Unloosed 206

    6 Memory: Making and Remaking Ourselves as Teachers Cecilia Espinosa 108

    Learning in School 108

    Learning in the World 110

    The Poetry of Teaching 111

    Working with Beginning Teachers and Their Burning Questions 115

    7 Conviction: The Teacher I Want to Be Julia Fournier 120

    Coming of Age 120

    What Has Been Lost 121

    Telling Stories as Acts of Resistance 122

    Confronting Conviction 127

    8 Courage and Trust: Acting on Behalf of All Children Carol Christine 129

    Teachers Matter 130

    Vision and Values 132

    Acts of Resistance 133

    The Power of Collaboration: “Sheer Energy” 134

    The Courage to Continue 138

    Part III Moving Forward: Refusing Conformity/Creating Possibility

    9 Poiesis: Life on the Uptake Margaret Himley 143

    Finding a Bass Line 144

    Making a Difference 147

    Poiesis 149

    Response and Responsibility 153

    10 Making and Doing Philosophy in a School Patricia F. Carini 154

    Locating Philosophy in a School 154

    Paying Attention to What Is 157

    Philosophy in Action: The Story of a Child 159

    Reading Together 162

    What Is Philosophy For? 163

    Note 165

    Epilogue: Interview with Tisa Williams and Jenny Williams: Fall 2007 Cecilia Espinosa 167

    Appendix The Vermont Design for Education 171

    References 183

    Index 187

    About The Authors 195

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