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: 68,325

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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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Emboldened by what infants and young children have taught us about how early in life the seeds of compassion are planted and what it takes to grow the roots of empathy deeply, Mary Gordon strives to bring about no less than world peace and protection for our planet 's future, starting with schools and classrooms everywhere, one child, one parent, one teacher at a time. T. Berry Brazelton, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Emeritus, Harvard Medical School and Founder, Brazelton Touchpoints Center and Joshua Sparrow, MD, Director of Special Initiatives, Brazelton Touchpoints Center, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, authors of the "Touchpoints" books