"As we come to expect from Kieran Egan, this
book is imaginative, engaging, wise, and practical. A terrific resource
for teachers at every level."
Nel Noddings, author of Happiness and Education,
Caring, and many other fine books and articles, and Lee Jacks Professor
of Education Emerita, Stanford University (Book jacket.)
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Hits since Nov. 22, 2002:
"There is something in this book for teachers of
all age groups and all subjects. The book is a refreshing, thoughtful
read that stealthily engages the reader's imagination and may become
the basis for a real revolution in teaching."
Judy Ochse, Associate Editor, Editorial Services,
"Kieran Egan’s work on imagination and learning
has addressed our needs as teachers to foster more creative thinking
within our classrooms. Tapping into this creative energy has added
a whole new level of fascination, not to mention fulfillment, to
our ‘middle years’ teaching. We encourage all educators
to use the book to put this unbelievable theory into practice in
the near future!”
--Anne-Marie Dooner, Peter Obendoerfer, Nicole Marie Kerbrat, and
Principal Verland Hicks, middle school educators, Ecole Leila North
Community School, Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Book cover.)
"A quick way of determining if this is a book you want
to purchase is to turn to one of these half chapters and start reading.
If what you find makes sense and is applicable to your teaching situation
(and it probably will) buy the book, digest the theory, and use one
or two of the frameworks and sample lessons. Once you've done your
"homework", you'll be able to devise assignments and lesson
plans unique to your own classroom."
Robert F. Walch. Education Review.