“As the world responds in shock and horror to the violence that seems to be infecting our schools, Riane Eisler offers a practical approach to creating schools that teach partnership, respect, and global understanding.”
~ Tim Seldin, President, Montessori Foundation
“Riane Eisler argues persuasively that the adoption of a partnership model in both schools and the larger society is essential for human life to flourish . . .With her, I believe that human happiness, if not survival itself, depends on it.”
~ Nell Noddings, Professor, Stanford University
“Holistic and helpful, idealistic yet practical. It’s written by a scholar who is also a grandmother and it’s filled with knowledge, experience, and love.
~ Mary Pipher, author of Reviving Ophelia
Tomorrow’s Children recommends sweeping changes in both the content and process of teaching and maintains that ideas of struggle, conquest, and destruction can successfully be supplanted by those of cooperation, mutual aid, and respect for creation. The result is a revolutionary and inspiring picture of how education–and by extension, society–might look in the twenty-first century.
Partnership education will be part of everyone’s consciousness, as the whole community will recognize that children are our most precious resource–to be nurtured, cultivated, and encouraged to flower in the unique ways each of us can. Partnership schools will be resources of and for the whole community, linked to other schools, communities, and nations through electronic communications fostering a world community. In partnership schools, tomorrow’s children will form visions of what can be and acquire the understandings and skills to make these visions come true. (Adapted from the Epilogue to Tomorrow’s Children).