Forging an Educative Community: The Wisdom of Love, the Power of Understanding, and the Terror of It All (Counterpoints #126) (Paperback)

Forging an Educative Community: The Wisdom of Love, the Power of Understanding, and the Terror of It All (Counterpoints #126) By Shirley R. Steinberg (Editor), Joe L. Kincheloe (Editor), Rosalie M. Romano Cover Image

Forging an Educative Community: The Wisdom of Love, the Power of Understanding, and the Terror of It All (Counterpoints #126) (Paperback)

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Forging an Educative Community tells the story of a public school classroom, where relations are fostered to promote democratic participation within intellectual engagement. In forging an educative community, teacher and students develop relations of trust, sense-making, and compassionate imagination, which in turn engender a sense of belonging, all essential elements of an educative community. This book illustrates the challenges and barriers to forming such a community in classrooms, particularly the underside of a sense of belonging that carries with it a terror of being transformed - a terror that can subside only with a trust that belonging will not require us to give up who we are.
The Author: Rosalie M. Romano spent almost twenty years in K-12 public school classrooms as a teacher. She is Assistant Professor of Education at Ohio University, where she continues to work in and with schools to promote educative communities. She received her Ph.D. in Social Foundations of Education from the University of Washington in 1996.
Product Details ISBN: 9780820445656
ISBN-10: 0820445657
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: August 23rd, 2000
Pages: 156
Language: English
Series: Counterpoints