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Leggo, Carl – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2007
In school classrooms, teachers are always asking their students to tell stories about their lives in the contexts of family and neighbourhood. But what are the conventions and expectations that govern the stories that are told and written in classrooms? In what ways are students encouraged and constrained in writing the stories of their lives? Why…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Intention, Classrooms, Story Telling
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Leggo, Carl – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2004
Of the many books read by this author over the past several years, one in particular held his attention: "Becoming human" by J. Vanier (1998). In this book, Vanier spells out several interconnected principles for promoting and practicing a curriculum of "becoming human." Vanier's first principle is that "all humans are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poetry, Aging (Individuals), Correlation