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The ABC's of Education
The ABC's of Education

The ABC's of Education

A Primer For Schools to Come

EDUCATION

211 Pages, 5.8 x 8.7

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $18.00 (US $18.00) (CA $24.30)

Publication Date: February 2006

ISBN 9780977371204

Rights: WOR

Pentatonic Press (Feb 2006)

Price: $18.00
 
 

Overview

From Arts, Beauty and Character to the Zen of Education, author and internationally acclaimed music teacher Doug Goodkin takes us on an alphabetic tour through the attributes that could revive all schools as we know them. Drawing from his teaching experience at one remarkable school and his work with teachers throughout the world, Goodkin reminds us that a school's worth lies not in its test scores or sports records, but in the health of its community and its ability to keep the unbridled curiosity of six-year-olds burning throughout their entire school experience. These essays range from practical advice (What to do when your preschool class takes off running down the hall) to biting satire (Xylophones mandated in every classroom!) to tender reflections (45 years later, an answer to a note his elementary school teacher wrote to him). Teachers, parents, administrators and students alike will find ample food for thought in this provocative look at the ways in which today's schools are failing our children, and what teachers can do to restore the promise of education.

Author Biography

Doug Goodkin is an internationally recognized teacher of Orff Schulwerk, a dynamic approach to music education for all ages, having taught courses in over 39 countries worldwide. Still working with children at The San Francisco School, where he has taught since 1975, he uses music as a vehicle to engage the mind, open the heart and affirm our collective humanity.