Roots of Empathy

Roots of Empathy

Changing the World, Child by Child

Book - 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 "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: Toronto, Ont. : Thomas Allen Publishers, c2005
ISBN: 9780887622786
Characteristics: xvii, 264 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,24 cm


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loveablelibrarian Apr 30, 2014

Roots of Empathy a really neat, locally 'grown' program. How could a simple visit from a parent and their baby impact a classroom? It turns out very deeply! The book details the philosophy behind the Roots of Empathy program and offers some interesting examples of the impact the program has on children. An interesting read for caregivers!

Mar 25, 2008

Well-written, and very interesting. Anyone who has been or is planning to be a parent, should read this - and read it before your child enters the school environment.

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