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Jenny's story : taking the long view of the child : Prospect's philosophy in action / Patricia F. Carini and Margaret Himley ; with Carol Christine, Cecilia Espinosa, and Julia Fournier.

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Author/Creator:
Carini, Patricia F.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2010
Imprint:
New York : Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University, c2010.
Format:
  • Book
  • xvi, 197 p., [4] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-186) and index.
Publisher's Summary:
By carefully documenting how space was made for Jenny - a child who didn't fit the school mold - this book offers a renewed sense of human possibility and an attainable vision of what schools can be. The authors demonstrate that it is only by attending to each and every child that schooling can begin to achieve its most noble aim: equality. Readers are introduced to Prospect's educational philosophy and descriptive processes, with details about what the processes are and what they offer teachers, parents, and children. Jenny's story is told through these processes - ways of looking at children and their work that make it possible to know each child as a person, a thinker, and a learner. While Jenny's journey through elementary school is the heart of the book, this is also the story of a big urban school serving many immigrant families. "Jenny's Story" offers readers a compelling look at how teachers, staff, and the principal successfully worked with a richly diverse community. It also examines what it means to ground teaching in knowledge of the particular, careful observation, and collective inquiry, as well as how to challenge school policies and mandates that work against children's well being and dignity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Contributor:
Himley, Margaret.
Series:
The practitioner inquiry series
Practitioner inquiry series.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9780807750520
0807750522
9780807750513
0807750514

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