ERIC Number: ED474180
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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The Passionate Learner: How Teachers and Parents Can Help Children Reclaim the Joy of Discovery.
Fried, Robert L.
This book is a guide to reclaiming students' passionate engagement in learning. It uses stories from classrooms; the voices of teachers, parents, and students; and practical suggestions to advocate a view of curriculum as a web of relationships. There are 16 chapters in four parts. Part 1, "The Promise of Passionate Learning," includes (1) "The Promise" and (2) "The Chasm: How the Promise Gets Broken." Part 2, "Reclaiming the Promise," includes (3) "What Teachers Can Do to Reclaim the Promise"; (4) "Revisiting the Chasm: Misbehaving Kids, Boredom, and Wasting Time"; (5) "What Parents Can Do to Reclaim the Promise" and (6) "What Schools and Systems Can Do to Reclaim the Promise." Part 3, "The Practice of Passionate Learning," includes (7) "Curriculum as Relationships"; 8)"Curriculum? Who Cares?";(9) "Parents and Curriculum: A Partnerships with Students and Teachers"; (10) "Words of Power"; (11) "A `Good Enough' Literacy Program"; and (12) "Lift Every Voice." Part 4, "Passionate Teaching and Learning in an Era of Standardization," includes (13) "A Passion for Excellence--and How We Undermine It"; (14) "Celebrating `Inconsistent Excellence'"; (15) "Education at the Millennium: The Bad and the Good"; and (16) "Passionate Teaching and Learning in an Era of Standardization." (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Excellence in Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Literacy Education, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, School Role, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Student Motivation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role, Time Management
Beacon Press, 25 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108-2892 ($23). Web site: http://www.beacon.org.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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