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

ISBN-10: 0807750514

ISBN-13: 9780807750513

Edition: 2010

Authors: Patricia F. Carini, Margaret Himley

List price: $32.95
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy


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.
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
Psychology Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Sociology Online content $4.95 $1.99
Customers also bought

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
Language: English

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
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?
Epilogue Interview with Tisa Williams and Jenny Williams: Fall 2007
Appendix The Vermont Design for Education
About the Authors
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.