Roots of Empathy: Changing the World Child by Child

Roots of Empathy: Changing the World Child by Child


By (author) Mary Gordon, Foreword by Daniel J. Siegel

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  • Publisher: Experiment LLC, The
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 224mm x 23mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 15 October 2009
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1615190074
  • ISBN 13: 9781615190072
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, figures
  • Sales rank: 67,475

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Roots of empathy an evidence-based program developed in 1996 by longtime educator and social entrepreneur Mary Gordon has already reached more than 270,000 children in Canada, the U.S., Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and elsewhere. Now, as "The New York Times" reports that empathy lessons are spreading everywhere amid concerns over the pressure on students from high-stakes tests and a race to college that starts in kindergarten, Mary Gordon explains the value of and how best to nurture empathy and social and emotional literacy in all children and thereby reduce aggression, antisocial behavior, and bullying. "

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Mary Gordon has opened the door to finally treating the whole child in a practical, no-nonsense, yet sensitive and compassionate way. Michael Fullan, Professor Emeritus, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto