About the book: Students, parents, and educators are increasingly frustrated, demoralized, burned out, and discontented with education and schooling today. At no time has it been more necessary to revitalize hope in the promise of education or to reestablish joy in teaching and learning. In this timely and inspirational volume, authors from diverse disciplines consider and affirm the many places across curriculum and context where hope and joy are or can be strong and vibrant. Grounded in the life-affirming ideals of renowned education philosopher and school founder Daisaku Ikeda, Hope and Joy in Education will reenergize educational research, theory, and practice. Featuring contributions from such luminaries as Theodorea Regina Berry, Cynthia B. Dillard, Walter S. Gershon, M. Francyne Huckaby, John Lupinacci, and Anita Patterson, this book reminds readers that the classroom is still a magical space, brimming with the brilliant and creative energy of young people. Hope and Joy in Education was developed in association with the Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning, and Dialogue.
About the event: This book talk will be live-captioned! Isabel Nuñez is professor of educational studies and director of the School of Education at Purdue University Fort Wayne. Jason Goulah is professor of bilingual-bicultural education and director of the Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies in Education at DePaul University in Chicago.
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