"This is a provocative and intellectually stimulating collection of wisdom designed for the reader who truly believes in the altruistic purpose of public education in today’s tumultuous world. Education for Everyone invites the reader to think deeply about the power of one word, ‘DEMOCRACY,’ and why it remains the true foundation of the American educational system."
Cile Chavez, president, Cile Chavez Consulting, Inc.
"The authors of Education for Everyone provide a basic primer for why public schools are central to democracy and how they need to change in order to fulfill their historic purpose. Here is a compelling vision of what schools must do to create a learning environment that will foster an educated citizenry."
Anne Bryant, executive director, National School Boards Association
"Education for Everyone tells the story of several decades of work on educational renewal. In contrast to ‘reform’ movements that assume a universal problem without diagnosing it, ‘renewal’ reminds us to think again about the aims of education and how we might do better. This is a powerful message."
Nel Noddings, author of Happiness and Education
"John Goodlad, Stephen Goodlad and Corinne Mantle–Bromley remain pioneers in the field of democratic education. As theorists who have applied their agenda to the real world of practical education, and as educators who are deeply reflective about their practical experience, they have become invaluable guides to teachers, administrators, and students alike to all who believe democracy and education are reciprocal arts and want to know how best to marry them."
Benjamin R. Barber, author of Fear’s Empire: War, Terrorism, and Democracy in an Age of Interdependence and Jihad vs. McWorld: Terrorism’s Challenge to Democracy
1. Schooling for Everyone.
2. Agenda for Education in a Democracy.
3. The Context of Schooling in a Democracy.
4. An Essential Narrative for Schooling.
5. Democracy, Education, and the Human Conversation.
7. Leadership for Educational Renewal.
8. Experiencing the Agenda.