Partnership Education in Action
Do politically expedient proposals for more testing prepare children for the challenges of the 21st century? What is the role of schools in a time when the mass media are children's most frequent teachers? In Tomorrow's Children
, based on her groundbreaking book of the same name, Riane Eisler offers a practical blueprint for transforming how we educate our children -- and ourselves.
Through Partnership Education we can break the cycle of global violence that imperils the world. This new video will help us move toward a more equitable, sustainable and hopeful future. For everyone who cares about young people: from politicians and school officials to teachers, parents and students themselves.
This richly illustrated video features an in-depth interview with Riane Eisler and includes partnership educator Sarah Pirtle and teachers and students from Nova High, a 30 year-old Seattle alternative public high school that has piloted partnership education.
Sections: Partnership & Dominator Models | Three Components of Partnership Education: Process, Content & Structure | The Future of Education
Riane Eisler is an eminent social scientist, attorney, and social activist best known as author of the international bestseller The Chalice and The Blade: Our History, Our Future
. Her newest book, The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics
-- hailed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu as "a template for the better world we have been so urgently seeking," -- proposes a new approach to economics that gives visibility and value to the most essential human work: the work of caring for people and nature. Riane holds degrees in sociology and law from UCLA. She taught pioneering classes on women and the law at UCLA and is a founding member of the General Evolution Research Group (GERG), a fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science and World Business Academy, and a commissioner of the World Commission on Global Consciousness and Spirituality, along with the Dalai Lama and other spiritual leaders. She is also co-founder of the Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence. She is president of the Center for Partnership Studies, dedicated to research and education.
Executive Producer: Sut Jhally
Producer: Loretta Alper
Editor: Jeremy Smith
Motion Graphics: Kara Gregson-Goodhind
Post-Production Audio & Sound Design: Thom Monahan
Cameras: Susan Ericsson, Kelly Garner, Brian Miller, Aaron Stadler
On-Location Audio: Thom Monahan, Dave Brugman
Production Manager: Kelly Garner
Praise for the Film
"I hope the vision [Eisler] has put forward here can be realized. With her, I believe that human happiness, if not survival itself, depends on it."
- Nel Noddings | Stanford University
"...an important and powerful manifesto, a blueprint for how to take the first steps toward a saner and more humane educational system."
- Michael Lerner | Founder, Tikkun magazine
" ...a clarion call for and guide to an historic transformation... that will inform and delight teachers, parents, and all those active in building a better life for Tomorrow's Children
- George Gerbner | Temple University
"... a practical approach to creating schools that teach partnership, respect, and global understanding."
- Tim Seldin | President, Montessori Foundation
"...filled with knowledge, experience and love."
- Mary Pipher | Author, Reviving Ophelia
"Eisler's plan to transform education is an education in itself... timely and needed for the whole-brain learning that each child deserves."
- Raffi | Singer | Author, The Life of a Children's Troubadour