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Turning Points: 35 Visionaries in Education Tell Their Own Stories

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Hardcover, 387 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Alternative Education Resource Organization
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Karin
In this collection of essays 27 (not 35 like in the title) people who have made a difference in education tell their stories. They include alternative schools, home schools etc. The stories were very interesting and they don't all have happy endings. It is very hard to 'kick against the pricks' - the pricks being the 'tradional' education system, the 'back-to-basics' movement that shows up everytime something innovative and new shows up in the USA.

In Canada there were lots of whole language le
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Ron Miller spent nearly thirty years as an educational scholar and activist, known internationally as a founder of the holistic education movement. He authored or edited nine books, established two journals, co-founded an alternative school, and was on the faculty of the progressive Education program at Goddard College. In 2011 he retired to run an independent bookstore in Woodstock, Vermont. He h ...more
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