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Roots of empathy : changing the world, child by child

Author: Mary Gordon
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Thomas Allen Publishers, ©2005.
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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 More...“empathy lessons are spreading everywhere amid concerns over the pressure on students from high-stakes tests and a race to college that  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gordon, Mary, 1947-
Roots of empathy.
Toronto, Ont. : Thomas Allen Publishers, ©2005
(OCoLC)988947676
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Gordon
ISBN: 0887621287 9780887621284
OCLC Number: 55105140
Description: xvii, 264 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Section one: Roots of empathy --
1. From a tiny seed --
2. Empathy: what it is and why it matters --
3. The roots of empathy classroom: my teacher is a baby --
Section two: the six strands of connection --
4. Roots of empathy: six strands of human connection --
5. Love grows brains: teaching children neuroscience --
6. Temperament: getting to know you --
7. Attachment: building the first relationship --
8. Emotional literacy: the language of the heart --
9. Authentic communication: speaking from the heart --
10. Social inclusion: setting a place for everyone --
Section three: roots of empathy and society --
11. What babies would say to bullies --
12. What babies would say about infant safety --
13. What babies would say to teachers --
14. What babies would say to parents --
15. Changing the world child by child --
Appendix A: The story of parenting and family literacy centres --
Appendix B: Roots of empathy: the research.
Responsibility: Mary Gordon.

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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 More...“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." --Publisher description.

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