Teaching the Commons: Place, Pride, and the Renewal of Community

Synopsis

"A timely & important book for those seeking to move beyond the numbing instrumentalism that dominates the current discourse on the purposes of education in our time.... Educators -rural, urban, & suburban-in search of direction for renewal & hope for the future of public education will find it here." Don Ernst Director of Government Relations, Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development "The best analysis of what has gone wrong in the countryside & what might be done to save it since Wendell Berry's The Unsettling of America." Paul Gruchow Author of The Necessity of Empty Places & Grass Roots: The Universe of Home