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The Essential Conversation

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The Essential Conversation by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
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Sep 28, 2004 | ISBN 9780345475800

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“Here is a book that will help us all understand what happens when children leave home in order to learn at school: One world meets another, and as a consequence the young witness their elders in an instructive encounter of great significance—all of which is told forthrightly and thoughtfully in an enormously important volume (one soon to be a classic in the literature of education) that will be of continuing value to its readers.” —Robert Coles, author of Children of Crisis and Lives of Moral Leadership

“Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot has demonstrated again her instinct for the telling specificity that offers not only insight into matters of broad social concern but also reason for hope. In precise and luminous prose she connects our deepest passions and painful memories to the conversations that will determine our children’s futures.” —Mary Catherine Bateson, author of Composing a Life

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