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Foreword to the Twentieth Anniversary Edition ix Diana Chapman Walsh Foreword to the Tenth Anniversary Edition xvii Parker J. Palmer Gratitudes xxvii Introduction: Teaching from Within 1 I The Heart of a Teacher: Identity and Integrity in Teaching 9 II A Culture of Fear: Education and the Disconnected Life 35 III The Hidden Wholeness: Paradox in Teaching and Learning 63 IV Knowing in Community: Joined by the Grace of Great Things 91 V Teaching in Community: A Subject-Centered Education 117 VI Learning in Community: The Conversation of Colleagues 145 VII Divided No More: Teaching from a Heart of Hope 169 Afterword: The New Professional: Education for Transformation 191 Notes 215 The Author 225 The Center for Courage & Renewal 227 About the Companion Media 229 Index 231

About the Author

PARKER J. PALMER is a highlyrespected writer, lecturer, teacher, and activist. He is founder and Senior Partner of the Center for Courage & Renewal, which offers long-term retreat programs for people in the serving professions, including teachers, administrators, physicians, philanthropists, nonprofit leaders, and clergy. Author of nine books, including Let Your Life Speak, A Hidden Wholeness, Healing the Heart of Democracy, and The Heart of Higher Education, Palmer has been recognized with thirteen honorary doctorates and a number of national awards. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

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