David Perkins



Average rating: 3.99 · 440 ratings · 37 reviews · 51 distinct works
English Romantic Writers

4.30 avg rating — 105 ratings — published 1967 — 2 editions
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Future Wise: Educating Our ...

3.70 avg rating — 86 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
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A History of Modern Poetry,...

4.25 avg rating — 52 ratings — published 1987 — 2 editions
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A History of Modern Poetry,...

4.25 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 1976 — 3 editions
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Making Learning Whole: How ...

4.28 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 2010
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Is Literary History Possible?

3.13 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1991 — 3 editions
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Romanticism and Animal Rights

4.18 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2003 — 7 editions
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Pete and Shirley: The Great...

2.73 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1995
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News and Observer's Raleigh...

3.20 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1994
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Calculus and Its Origins

4.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2012
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“Historically, precollege education has focused on educating for the known, the tried and true, the established canon. This made very good sense in the many periods and places where most children’s lives were likely to be more or less like their parents’ lives. However, wagering that tomorrow will be pretty much like yesterday does not seem to be a very good bet today. Perhaps we need a different vision of education, a vision that foregrounds educating for the unknown as much as for the known. Perhaps we need a vision of education that’s more “future wise,” reflecting our best guesses about what’s most likely to happen and foregrounding flexible knowledge likely to inform whatever does happen.”
David Perkins, Future Wise: Educating Our Children for a Changing World

“Try This What did you learn during your first twelve years of education that matters in your life today?”
David Perkins, Future Wise: Educating Our Children for a Changing World

“Rather than counseling despair, educating for the unknown favors a vision of learning aggressive in its effort to foster curiosity, enlightenment, empowerment, and responsibility in a complex and dynamic world. It favors a broad and visionary reach for meaningful learning.”
David Perkins, Future Wise: Educating Our Children for a Changing World



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