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The way of Oz : a guide to wisdom, heart, and courage

Author: Robert V Smith; Dusty Higgins
Publisher: Lubbock, Tex. : Texas Tech University Press, ©2012.
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"A model for personal and professional development based upon the story and characters of The Wizard of Oz and the life of its author, L. Frank Baum. Discusses the intellectual, moral, and ethical value of lifelong learning, loving, and serving others with humility and a focus on the future"--Provided by publisher.
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Named Person: L Frank Baum
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert V Smith; Dusty Higgins
ISBN: 9780896727397 0896727394 9780896727403 0896727408 9780896727625 0896727629
OCLC Number: 788275480
Description: xvii, 259 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: Oz and its creator: inspiration for The way of Oz --
Survey of the original Oz book and 1939 film --
L Frank Baum: an American polymath --
Part II: The way of Oz and learning --
Learning: an integrated perspective --
Learning and reading --
Learning and writing --
Learning and communicating --
Learning and traveling --
Part III: The way of Oz and loving --
Loving: an integrated perspective --
Loving and others --
Loving and place --
Love of learning and self --
Part IV: The way of Oz and serving --
Serving: an integrated perspective --
Serving others --
Serving the nation and the world --
Part V: The way of Oz and a focus on the future --
Focus on the future: an integrated perspective --
Personal and institutional planning --
Commitments to diversity, sustainability, and understanding science --
Democracy and serving the planet's peoples --
Personal responsibilities --
Part IV: The way of Oz and humanity --
Humanity: an integrated perspective --
Humanity among other virtues.
Responsibility: Robert V. Smith ; illustrations by Dusty Higgins.

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