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Educating the Whole Child for the Whole World


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Foreword Nick Appelbaum Acknowledgments Introduction Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco, Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj, and Carola Suarez-OrozcoPart I 1 Education in an Era of Specialized Knowledge Vartan Gregorian 2 The Case for Global Education John Sexton 3 A Tangled Web Howard GardnerPart II 4 Mind, Brain, and Education Antonio Damasio and Hanna Damasio 5 Research Schools Christina Hinton and Kurt W. Fischer 6 Toward a New Educational Philosophy Hideaki KoizumiPart III 7 Multimedia Literacy Elizabeth M. Daley with Holly Willis 8 Object Lessons Sherry Turkle 9 The Trouble with Math Ralph AbrahamPart IV 10 Choreographing the Curriculum Debra McCall 11 Mathematics and Culture William Irwin Thompson 12 The Butterflies of the Soul Antonio M. Battro 13 Educating the Whole Child for the Whole World Sally Booth with Michele Claeys Epilogue Pedro Noguera Conclusion Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco and Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj About the Contributors Index

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Examines some of the best practices in education in the context of an increasingly interconnected world

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Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco is Dean and Distinguished Professor of Education at UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj is Assistant Professor of Education Policy and Research and Founding Co-Director of the Center for College Readiness at Seton Hall University.


Courtney Ross and I are co-workers in the vineyard of the education of the young. I was inspired when I visited the Ross School years ago. In my own work in founding the now 20-years-old Illinois Math and Science Academy (IMSA), I appreciated the unique qualities of Ross. The Ross School model is clearly a profound example of what the nation and the world needs so desperately. -- Leon M. Lederman,Nobel Laureate in Physics
When I visited the Long Island Ross School I was struck by the way Courtney Ross and her team successfully brought together the elements of an effective school: reflective teachers, innovative curriculum, and student-centered instruction. It is no wonder that the school has been a magnet for some of the most influential education thinkers of our time. In Educating the Whole Child for the Whole World, Suarez-Orozco and Sattin-Bajaj have created a multi-faceted meditation on the ever-evolving Ross model of education, with relevant lessons for educators everywhere. -- Kathleen McCartney,Dean, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Courtney Ross has devoted her life to holistic education for young people. Educating the Whole Child for the Whole World tells the marvelous story of how one day they will be our future leaders and help create a peaceful, just, sustainable and healthy society. -- Deepak Chopra
Ive always believed that education is freedom. It opens the door to greater possibilities. In my lifes work in education, Ive turned to Courtney Ross to provide insight and inspiration. The Ross School is an exemplary model of what is attainable for global education in the 21st Century. -- Oprah Winfrey
For more than two decades, everything that carries Courtney Ross' imprint has symbolized international, out-of-the-box originality, especially through her efforts in education. One extraordinary example of this was the 2001 Sonic Convergence: A Glimpse Into the Global Classroom project. I was involved, both in person and through the use of cutting edge media, mentoring students and faculty participating in the USA, China, and Sweden; then we came together and made beautiful music as I conducted their final, global composition. -- Quincy Jones

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