Children develop on an exponential basis, and teachers must guide them in a conscientious manner.
This community-based curriculum promotes supporting teachers, parents, and especially children. The conceptual framework places the child at the center and seeks to bring together multiple perspectives to allow for inquiry in every contextual experience.
The contributors argue that we must:
• endeavor to continuously create a child-centered, research-based curriculum that is inclusive, innovative, sensitive, holistic, progressive, global, and democratic;
• support the importance of multiple perspectives shaping our dialogue and our community;
• envision learning as a series of joyful discoveries that prepare children to reach into their creative capacities and develop a lifelong love of learning.
We must embrace philosophical discourse in order to grow as people and as active members of our communities – and we must see children as people with rights, inherent value, knowledge, competencies, and understanding.
Examine the ways we educate children with a holistic, caring, and dynamic perspective and start helping students succeed with the findings and insights in Building Bridges.