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American Schools

In American Schools: The Art of Creating a Democratic Learning Community*, Sam Chaltain interweaves the leading ideas from the education, business, and scientific communities to outline a framework for leadership that helps educators and organizational leaders create optimal conditions for transformational change. By pairing a rich theoretical framework with the stories of communities that have, over several years, tried to create more democratic learning communities, Chaltain does what any reader of this book will have to do — provide enough structure to empower people to do their best work, and protect enough freedom so that the inherent creativity of all participants can be unleashed. If you are interested in democracy, public education, human development or transformational change, this book is for you.

* previously titled Degrees of Freedom

American Schools will be available for purchase in October 2009. To reserve an advance copy, send an email request to info@fivefreedoms.org.

To download a PDF of the Introduction, click here.

To download a PDF of the Prologue — Ways of Seeing (and of Being Seen): Visibility in Schools, click here.