Loving Learning: How Progressive Education Can Save America's Schools

Loving Learning: How Progressive Education Can Save America's Schools

Hardcover(New Edition)

View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Wednesday, April 24

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393246162
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 03/02/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Tom Little served as head of Oakland, California's Park Day School for twenty-seven years. A national leader in Progressive Education, he cofounded the Progressive Education Network. He died in 2014 from cancer shortly after writing this book.

Katherine Ellison is a Pulitzer Prize–winning former foreign correspondent and the author of seven books, including The Mommy Brain: How Motherhood Makes You Smarter and Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention. She lives in northern California.

Table of Contents

Foreword Ayelet Waldman 9

Introduction: Meet Me at Park Day 15

1 "Remakers of Mankind" 32

2 The Rug: Teaching to the "Whole Child" 54

3 The Inner Ear: Learning That Ignites Children's Senses 70

4 The Magic Circle: Building Character and Community 91

5 The Storyboard: The Progressive Heart of High Technology 112

6 Tasting the Soup: Recipes to Calm a "Testing Mania" 129

7 The Laboratory: Messiness and Failure-Progressive Educations Vulnerability and Strength 149

8 The Petition: Promoting Social Justice 165

Conclusion: Back to the Future 188

Epilogue 204


Progressive Education Association: Seven Founding Principles 207

A List of Schools Using Progressive Education Methods 209

A (Somewhat Idiosyncratic) Top-Ten List of Books, Studies, and Articles Supporting the Benefits of Progressive Education 216

Park Day School's Sixth-Graders' Poem to Tom Little 217

Notes 219

Bibliography 231

Acknowledgments 233

Index 237

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Loving Learning: How Progressive Education Can Save America's Schools 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love is everything. <br> Peace. Hope. Love. <br> But the greatest of these is love.