Whole Child Education

By John P. Miller

© 2010

Public education is often viewed as dominated by an emphasis on test scores and narrowly defined parameters of performance and achievement. By contrast, John P. Miller's Whole Child Education fosters relationships between various forms of thinking, links body and mind, and recognizes the inner life of the child.

Addressing issues of teaching, curriculum, the school, and teacher wellness, Miller presents three basic approaches (transmission, transaction, and transformation) that facilitate a connection with the whole student. Practical examples from teachers who have incorporated Miller's ideas into their own classrooms and description of Toronto's Whole Child School (founded in 2009) illustrate how the 'Whole Curriculum' can be implemented on both the small and large scale. Inspired by the powerful vision of Martin Luther King and his concept of the Beloved Community, Whole Child Education is a vehicle for building community through holistic education.

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  • Division: Scholarly Publishing
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 144 pages
  • Illustrations: 6
  • Dimensions: 5.9in x 0.4in x 8.8in
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Inspired by the powerful vision of Martin Luther King and his concept of the Beloved Community, Whole Child Education is a vehicle for building community through holistic education.

Whole Child Education

By John P. Miller

© 2010

Public education is often viewed as dominated by an emphasis on test scores and narrowly defined parameters of performance and achievement. By contrast, John P. Miller's Whole Child Education fosters relationships between various forms of thinking, links body and mind, and recognizes the inner life of the child.

Addressing issues of teaching, curriculum, the school, and teacher wellness, Miller presents three basic approaches (transmission, transaction, and transformation) that facilitate a connection with the whole student. Practical examples from teachers who have incorporated Miller's ideas into their own classrooms and description of Toronto's Whole Child School (founded in 2009) illustrate how the 'Whole Curriculum' can be implemented on both the small and large scale. Inspired by the powerful vision of Martin Luther King and his concept of the Beloved Community, Whole Child Education is a vehicle for building community through holistic education.

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Product Details

  • Division: Scholarly Publishing
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 144 pages
  • Illustrations: 6
  • Dimensions: 5.9in x 0.4in x 8.8in
  • Reviews

    This is a refreshing, rewarding, and informative book. With clarity of writing and real-world examples from a working school initiative, John P. Miller makes his subject matter accessible and exciting. Whole Child Education is a valuable addition to the ongoing discussion about the future of education.


    David Wright, School of Education, University of Western Sydney

    'Whole Child Education is a clearly written, intelligent, and accessible book. With abundant concrete examples and down-to-earth material, John P. Miller's sensible integration of educational methods will serve as a real touchstone for teachers and students alike.'
    Tobin Hart, Department of Psychology, University of West Georgia

    'Whole Child Education synthesizes and clarifies the holistic approach to education on a number of levels. While the book has a theoretical basis, it also has clear classroom application; the reading level and content would fit with work for many education courses.'
    Aostre Johnson, Department of Education, St. Michael's College
  • Author Information

    John P. Miller teaches courses on holistic education and contemplative education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto where he is a professor.
  • Table of contents

    1. Introduction
    2. 1600 to 1930: An Emerging Institutionalism
    3. The 1930 Income War Tax Amendment
    4. Where is the Voice of Canada’s Voluntary Sector
    5. Cuts to the Core
    6. Canada, This is London Calling
    7. High Ideals and Noble Intentions

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