Education is a powerful tool to create more satisfying, more meaningful, less tense, less hurtful, and just plain healthier and more enjoyable ways of living. Six keys to partnership education are: Tools, Values, Structure, Science, Integration, and Inspiration. They can be useful as an introduction to partnership education and as a guideline for developing curriculum.
Partnership Education helps students realize their individual potentials by recognizing that excellence in learning is connected to long-range personal development. Students come to school with multiple and complex issues that cannot be resolved by school alone. Partnership schools/programs work with the community to support students and families.
ALL-Associazione Laureati in Lingue is an active group of scholars at the University of Udine who are researching and advocating for partnership.
In many classrooms, the teacher gives directions and the student follows. In a partnership classroom, the teacher shares power, at least in some matters, with the students, and teaches them partnership competences, such as making responsible, collaborative decisions.
An annotated list of stories that exemplify partnership culture compiled by Ruth Kantor Lopez.
An annotated list of stories that foster peace compiled by The Blue Bunny in Dedham, MA.
For teachers and students, school administrators, teacher development program directors and facilitators, university professors, parents and families, homeschoolers, community service providers, and policy makers.
Dr. Jan Garrett, Professor of Philosophy at Western Kentucky University, shares how he integrated Riane Eisler's domination-partnership systems framework into an ethics course.
As a student, there are many ways to support the partnership movement. In addition to modeling partnership and moving through the world in partnership ways, here are some specific academic examples.
Riane Eisler's article, along with other important articles, appear in this issue of Le Simplegadi.