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The Hero's Journey: How Educators Can Transform Schools and Improve Learning
John L. Brown and Cerylle A. Moffett
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About This Book
This is a book about hope. It affirms the power of personal and collective responsibility to enact heroic changes in our schools. Through a shared vision, purpose, and inquiry--and using the collective wisdom of myth, legend, and metaphor from around the world--we can find the inspiration and courage to face the challenges inherent in transforming schools into authentic learning organizations.
As the heroes of legend leave the safety of their homes to face dragons and serpents in their quest for treasure and enlightenment, so do modern educators face new practices and confront the barriers to change in education. The authors show how heroic educators can triumph in their journey--and achieve excellence for students. Like both Arthurian and Jedi Knights, the Native American hero Black Elk, and Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, heroic educators face six stages on their journey:
Finally, the heroic educator returns "home" and begins the journey again, with a renewed vision and an enlarged heart, to create a caring community for learners of all ages.
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About the Author
JOHN L. BROWN is the Director of Program Development for Prince George's County Public Schools, Maryland, the 17th largest school system in the United States. In that capacity, he is responsible for overseeing all phases of curriculum design, development, and implementation, as well as new and emerging programs.
CERYLLE A. MOFFETT is Senior Associate for The New Standards Project at the National Center for Education and the Economy (NCEE) in Washington, D.C. As a member of ASCD's Professional Development staff for 15 years, she most recently served as ASCD Program Manager for Professional Development.
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