Empowering the Child: Nurturing the Hungry Mind

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Empowering the Child, focuses on four elements that underlie all learning. Empowering children to become proficient in these elements provides them with life long skills of learning proficiency. The elements discussed are, long term attending skills (staying focused on a task), self-initiating skills, thinking skills, and creativity. The author reaches beyond traditional education citations to the works of Leakey, May, Fromm, Waldrop, and others to support his arguments. This book is in use in many universities and has been purchased 100 at a time by school districts acress the country.

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Dr.Hartjen, who holds a Ph.D. in educational research, currently lives in East Hampton, New York, where he directs a nonprofit corporation. His professional involvement in education spans more than three decades. At various times a teacher, consultant, lecturer, headmaster, entrepreneur, and researcher, his interests in progressive forms of learning has been a dominant force throughout his adult career.

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"Congratulations on your publication. It certainly is readable and your argument for self-initiated learning certainly points the way to go." -- Matthew Lipman, Professor of Philosophy, Montclair State College, NJ

"The book is fantastic! It is written in language that even the most casual lay person ... could understand..." -- Samuel W. Corsi, Jr., Assistant Commissioner, NY State Eduication Department

"This is truly one of the most inspirational, hopeful, convincing, and insightful books on what needs to happen in education..." -- Dr. Barbara L. McCombs, Senior Director, Mid-continent Regional Educational Laboratory

Raymond Hartjen's groundbreaking book, Empowering The Child, is a slender, 140 page primer for educating children for the 21st Century. Readers will learn how to engage students minds of all ages, instilling enthusiasm and fostering their natural inquisitiveness. Empowering The Child introduces the reader to the learning environment, a community of inquiry, where students and teachers participate in a living democracy. Empowering The Child is highly recommended, highly rewarding reading for anyone charged with the responsibility of educating children. -- Midwest Book Review

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