The End of the Rainbow: How Educating for Happiness--Not Money--Would Transform Our Schools

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$25.95  $23.87
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New Press
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256
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5.6 X 1.0 X 8.3 inches | 0.8 pounds
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English
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Hardcover
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9781595589545
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About the Author

Susan Engel is a developmental psychologist in the Department of Psychology at Williams College, where she is also the founder and director of the Williams Program in Teaching. She is the author of four previous books, "The Stories Children Tell: Making Sense of the Narratives of Childhood," "Context is Everything: The Nature of Memory," "Real Kids: Creating Meaning in Everyday Life," and "Red Flags or Red Herrings: Predicting Who Your Child Will Become." During 2006-2007 she wrote a column on teaching for the "New York Times" titled Lessons. Engel has also made numerous appearances on radio and television, including on Good Morning America and The Today Show, as an expert on education and child-rearing.

Reviews

Praise for Susan Engel's "Your Child's Path"

"The perfect antidote to the high anxiety that pervades parenting these days."
--Edward Hallowell, author of "The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness"

"A technically thoughtful and beautifully written book."
--Jerome S. Bruner, NYU professor of psychology and author of "The Process of Education"

"A liberating book."
--Roger A. Hart, professor of environmental and developmental psychology, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York

"A compassionate guide for parents and educators."
--"Kirkus Reviews"

"Insightful...the author knows her stuff and is a wonderful storyteller."
--"Publishers Weekly"
Praise for Susan Engel's "Your Child's Path"
"The perfect antidote to the high anxiety that pervades parenting these days."
--Edward Hallowell, author of "The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness"
"A technically thoughtful and beautifully written book."
--Jerome S. Bruner, NYU professor of psychology and author of "The Process of Education"
"A liberating book."
--Roger A. Hart, professor of environmental and developmental psychology, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
"A compassionate guide for parents and educators."
--"Kirkus Reviews"
"Insightful...the author knows her stuff and is a wonderful storyteller."
--"Publishers Weekly"
"What, in our hearts, do we wish for our children, and how can schools be designed to help make those wishes come true? These are the most fundamental questions we can ask when thinking about schooling, and in this book Susan Engel combines good sense and empirical research to help us think about them."
--Peter Gray, author of Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life

"A most enjoyable and provocative read, The End of the Rainbow invites readers to consider the purpose of schooling. Through anecdote and the use of scientific research, Engel makes the argument that schools aim for productivity rather than happiness, with the latter falling by the wayside."
--Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, author of How Babies Talk, Einstein Never Used Flash Cards, and A Mandate for Playful Learning in Preschool

Praise for Susan Engel's Your Child's Path

"The perfect antidote to the high anxiety that pervades parenting these days."
--Edward Hallowell, author of The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness

"A technically thoughtful and beautifully written book."
--Jerome S. Bruner, NYU professor of psychology and author of The Process of Education

"A liberating book."
--Roger A. Hart, professor of environmental and developmental psychology, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York

"A compassionate guide for parents and educators."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Insightful...the author knows her stuff and is a wonderful storyteller."
--Publishers Weekly