Jenny's Story Taking the Long View of the Child - Prospect's Philosophy in Action

ISBN-10: 0807750514

ISBN-13: 9780807750513

Edition: 2010

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Description: By carefully documenting how space was made for Jenny - a child who didn't fit the school mold - this book offers a renewed sense of human possibility and an attainable vision of what schools can be. The authors demonstrte that it is only by attending to each and every child that schooling can begin to achieve it most noble claim; equality. Readers are introduced to prospect's educational philosophy and descriptive processes, with details about what the processes are and what they offer teachers, parents, and children.

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Book details

List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Publication date: 4/19/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682

Margaret Himley is an associate professor in the English department at Syracuse University. She is the author of Shared Territory: Understanding Children's Writing as Works as well as articles on children's development as writers, writing across the curriculum, phenomenological approaches to understanding writing, and adult literacy.

Dedication
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
What Is Prospect?
Who Is Jenny Williams?
Overview of This Book
Call to Action
Telling Jenny's Story: The Dignity and Well-Being of the Child
Meeting Jenny: Rethinking Schooling
Preparing for the Spanning Study
W. T. Machan School (1993-1999)
Frame and Plan for the Spanning Study
Scenes from the First Spanning Study of Jenny (1996)
Jarring Perception One The Politics of Attention
Meeting Jenny Again: Reimagining Ourselves as Teachers
Scenes from the Second Spanning Study of Jenny (1997)
Encountering Jenny/Encountering Ourselves
Jarring Perception Two The Power of the Particular
Taking the Long View of the Child: Trusting the Person as Maker of Meaning
The Transition Year (1997-1998)
Scenes from the Third Spanning Study of Jenny (1999): Looking Back and Beyond
Postscript on Sixth Grade
Jarring Perception Three Body in Motion
Describing Jenny's Writings and Drawings: Authoring Works/Authoring Self (2006)
Describing Children's Works: A Process
Scenes from the Descriptive Review of Jenny's Works (2006)
Imagination Unloosed: History, Memory, Conviction, and Courage
History, Vision, Struggle: The Vermont Design for Education
An Era of Change: The Vermont Design for Education
An Upstart Era
Past Present
Imagination Unloosed
Memory: Making and Remaking Ourselves as Teachers
Learning in School
Learning in the World
The Poetry of Teaching
Working with Beginning Teachers and Their Burning Questions
Conviction: The Teacher I Want to Be
Coming of Age
What Has Been Lost
Telling Stories as Acts of Resistance
Confronting Conviction
Courage and Trust: Acting on Behalf of All Children
Teachers Matter
Vision and Values
Acts and Resistance
The Power of Collaboration: "Sheer Energy"
The Courage to Continue
Refusing Conformity/Creating Possibility
Poiesis: Life on the Uptake
Finding a Bass Line
Making a Difference
Poiesis
Response and Responsibility
Making and Doing Philosophy in a School
Locating Philosophy in a School
Paying Attention to What Is
Philosophy in Action: The Story of a Child
Reading Together
What Is Philosophy For?
Note
Epilogue Interview with Tisa Williams and Jenny Williams: Fall 2007
Appendix The Vermont Design for Education
References
Index
About the Authors
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