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The Power to Transform. Leadership That Brings Learning and Schooling to Life

  • ID: 2215956
  • Book
  • April 2006
  • 272 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Praise for The Power to Transform

"Stephanie Marshall′s brilliant thesis invites us to think differently about learning and schooling both in the United States and around the globe. In fact, it does much more. It provides us with ways by which we can change our thinking about learning and thus offers a new map for schooling that can excite all students and leaders of progressive education."
Robert W. Galvin, chairman emeritus, Motorola, Inc.

"For many years, Stephanie has been a wise, passionate, and courageous educator. Nobody cares more about children; no one honors their innate qualities more than she. Her book makes this visible to the world. She knows our children, she knows our schools, she knows the future if we don′t change we must take heed of her message."
Margaret J. Wheatley, author, Leadership and the New Science

"At a time when ′education reform′ is dominated by hollow slogans and political sleight of hand, here is a book that is wise, grounded, visionary, practical, and wonderfully well written. Authored by one of our nation′s leading educators, it offers a model of teaching and learning forged in the real world that has the potential to transform public education. May this superb book be not only read but taken to heart by everyone who cares about our children and their future."
Parker J. Palmer, author, The Courage to Teach,Let Your Life Speak, and A Hidden Wholeness

"Drawing on a lifetime in education and her experiences as the founding leader of the world–renowned Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, Stephanie Pace Marshall offers an original and compelling synthesis on the fostering of learning in the worlds of today and tomorrow."
Howard Gardner, Hobbs Professor of Education and Cognition,Harvard Graduate School of Education

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Preface: The Call for a Radical New Story of Learning and Schooling xi

Gratitudes xix

About the Author xxiii

Prologue: Songlines xxv

Part One: The Journey Toward Wholeness 1

1 Firestorm or Gift? 3

The Power of Story

2 What Living Systems Teach Us 19

3 Nurturing Integral Habits of Mind 37

4 A New Learning Landscape 67

Aspen Grove by Design

Part Two: Designing the New Learning Landscape 77

5 Integrity 79

Naming and Owning Our Integral Learning Identity

6 Vibrancy 97

Generating and Using Abundant Learning Information

7 Interdependence 107

Inviting and Sustaining Collaborative

Learning Relationships

8 Coherence 117

Stimulating Creative and Self–Organizing

Learning Processes

9 Sustainability 131

Weaving and Mapping Networked Learning Patterns

10 Stability 143

Creating Flexible, Temporary, and Adaptive Learning Structures

11 A Generative Community for Integral Learning

Aspen Grove Revisited 171

Part Three: A Call for Leaders 183

12 The Right Moment 185

Answering the Call

13 Elder–Leadership 191

Changing the Current Story

14 Creating the Radical New Story of

Learning and Schooling 197

Afterword: A Letter to My Grandchildren 211

American Psychological Association Principles for Learner–Centered Education 215

Howard Gardner s Multiple Intelligences 217

The Two Stories of Learning and Schooling Contrasted 219

Notes 227

Index 235

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Stephanie Pace Marshall
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