Seeds of Tomorrow: Solutions for Improving Our Children's Education (Paperback)
This inspiring author moves beyond criticism of public education uniting readers toward a vision of educating children that is holistic, intelligent, and empowering. "Seeds of Tomorrow: Solutions for Improving Our Children's Education" offers reasonable alternatives to high-stakes testing. Engel promotes educational philosophies in support of differentiation and personalization rather than uniformity and conformity. She introduces school collaborative accountability models ensuring academic integrity and excellence on behalf of students, teachers, and our communities. In a time of political transition and optimism, Americans are looking for the means to improve our nation's schools. Engel acknowledges the interdependence between education, democratic citizenship, the global work force and the economy, the individual and the community. She seeks not to create consensus on a singular school model but rather to build a common framework. New decisions necessitate a clear understanding of where we ve come from and where we re headed.Written for parents, teachers, administrators, students, and policy makers committed to children and change, the book is hopeful in its analysis of our current challenges: poverty, inequity, and budget shortfalls. It is also sensible in its examination of today's proposals including performance pay, magnet schools, charter schools, and vouchers.Uniquely engaging and surprisingly entertaining, Engel's combination of story telling and research data offers a comprehensive guide to cultivating future generations of problem-solvers and leaders.Read an article about Angela Engel in the Centennial Citizen community newspaper Centennial Citizen newspaper.
About the Author
Angela Engel writes from her experiences as a teacher, parent, school administrator, speaker, and policy advisor. Currently a facilitator for the Family Leadership Training Institute, she earned her master's degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Colorado-Denver. Her work with state legislators has led to policies that improve learning and opportunities for Colorado's children.
A former kindergarten teacher, Deborah Meier is founder of the Central Park East Schools and fellow at the Annenberg Institute for School Reform, and is leading various efforts to reinvent public schools in New York City and across the country. Her many awards include a MacArthur Prize Fellowship.