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Schooling for Life: Reclaiming the Essence of Learning
Jacqueline Grennon Brooks
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About This Book
Too many students experience school as a place to put in time . . . and view their lives within school walls as distinctly different from their lives at home and in their community. Too many educators seem to share that point of view and focus more on lists of standards than the students they are supposed to serve.
This book is about how we might blur the distinctions between “school life” and “real life,” between learning and teaching, between learning well and living well. It’s for anyone who has ever asked
This book is a rallying cry to our true educational mission. It’s an assertion that we can have the schools we really want if we’re bold enough to look beyond the myths of what a good school is, and instead, work to facilitate intellectual, ethical, and aesthetic growth in our students and ourselves.
Author Jacqueline Grennon Brooks goes inside the classroom to share the experiences of teachers, parents, and students and to present contrasting examples of schooling that honors the complexity of learning and life and schooling that ignores it.
It’s a journey that will inspire the reexamination of practices and the revitalization of schools.
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About the Author
JACQUELINE GRENNON BROOKS is associate professor and director of the Science Education Program at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
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