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Forging an Educative Community

The Wisdom of Love, the Power of Understanding, and the Terror of It All


Rosalie M. Romano

Forging an Educative Community tells the story of a public school classroom, where relations are fostered to promote democratic participation within intellectual engagement. In forging an educative community, teacher and students develop relations of trust, sense-making, and compassionate imagination, which in turn engender a sense of belonging, all essential elements of an educative community. This book illustrates the challenges and barriers to forming such a community in classrooms, particularly the underside of a sense of belonging that carries with it a terror of being transformed – a terror that can subside only with a trust that belonging will not require us to give up who we are.