Robert Coles





Robert Coles


Born
in Boston, Massachusetts, The United States
October 12, 1929


Child psychiatrist, author, Harvard professor.

Robert Coles is a professor of psychiatry and medical humanities at the Harvard Medical School, a research psychiatrist for the Harvard University Health Services, and the James Agee Professor of Social Ethics at Harvard College.

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The Story of Ruby Bridges

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The Call of Stories: Teachi...

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Dorothy Day: A Radical Devo...

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The Spiritual Life of Children

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The Call of Service

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The Moral Intelligence of C...

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Lives of Moral Leadership: ...

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Doing Documentary Work

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Handing One Another Along: ...

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“Be a good listener in the special way a story requires: note the manner of presentation; the development of plot, character; the addition of new dramatic sequences; the emphasis accorded to one figure or another in the recital; and the degree of enthusiam, of coherence, the narrator gives to his or her account.”
Robert Coles, The Call of Stories: Teaching and the Moral Imagination

“Abraham Lincoln did not go to Gettysburg having commissioned a poll to find out what would sell in Gettysburg. There were no people with percentages for him, cautioning him about this group or that group or what they found in exit polls a year earlier. When will we have the courage of Lincoln?”
Robert Coles

“We are the creature of language, and through language we affirm ourselves, we find out about the world, including ourselves, through words, and we share with one another through language.”
Robert Coles

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