Educating the Whole Child for the Whole WorldThe Ross School Model and Education for the Global Era

Educating the Whole Child for the Whole WorldThe Ross School Model and Education for the Global Era

Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco and Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj

Print publication date: 2016

ISBN: 9780814741405

Publisher: NYU Press


At the dawn of the twenty-first century, we are living in a global era, yet schooling systems remain generally reactive and slow to adapt to shifting economic, technological, demographic, and cultural terrains. There is a growing urgency to create, evaluate, and expand new models of education that are better synchronized with the realities of today's globally linked economies and societies. This book examines one such model: the ethos and practices of the Ross Schools and their incubation, promotion, and launching of new ideas and practices into public education. Over the last two decades Ross has come to articulate a systematic approach to education consciously tailored for a new era of global interdependence. This book examines some of the best practices in K-12 education in the context of an increasingly interconnected world. The chapters explore how the Ross model of education, which cultivates in students a global perspective, aligns with broader trends in the arts, humanities, and sciences in the new millennium.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Architectures of Care

Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco, Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj, and Carola Suárez-Orozco

Part I Rethinking Education in the Global Era

3 A Tangled Web

Howard Gardner

Part II The New Science of Engagement: Mind, Brain, and Education in a School Context

4 Mind, Brain, and Education

Antonio Damasio and Hanna Damasio

5 Research Schools

Christina Hinton and Kurt W. Fischer

Part III Creativity and Integration

7 Multimedia Literacy

Elizabeth M. Daley with Holly Willis

8 Object Lessons

Sherry Turkle

9 The Trouble with Math

Ralph Abraham

Part IV Theories and Practices

11 Mathematics and Culture

William Irwin Thompson

12 The Butterflies of the Soul

Antonio M. Battro

13 Educating the Whole Child for the Whole World

Sally Booth with Michele Claeys


Pedro Noguera


Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco and Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj