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A Tradition that Has No Name: Nurturing the Development of People, Families, and Communities


reviewed by Cindy C. Kratzer 1999

coverTitle: A Tradition that Has No Name: Nurturing the Development of People, Families, and Communities
Author(s): Belenky, M. F., Bond, L. A., & Weinstock, J. S
Publisher: Basic Books, New York
ISBN: 0465086810, Pages: 384, Year: 1999
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On the surface, A Tradition That Has No Name might seem a strange book to be reviewed in an education journal. The book is about mothers--their relationships with each other, their collective action, empowerment, and transformation from silence to voice. Yet it has significant implications for how we educate children, reflect on the institution of schooling, and conceive our roles and responsibilities as persons in a world inhabited by other persons. Finally, it has something to say to each of us, regardless of our job description, gender or parental status. Mary Belenky, Lynne Bond and Jacqueline Weinstock have collected and related the stories of several programs centered around giving voice to mothers, actually telling "many versions of one story" (p. 4). They have vividly described their Listening Partners research project, which sought to "bring together socially and often geographically isolated, poor, rural mothers of preschool-aged children to work collaboratively in developing their powers of mind and voice and their skills in fostering the development of others" (p. 71).... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 100 Number 3, 1999, p. 673-676
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10329, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 8:20:23 PM

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  • Cindy Kratzer
    World Impact, Inc.
    CINDY C. KRATZER is the coordinator for curriculum and staff development for World Impact, Inc., a nonprofit organization that addresses the social, educational, physical, and spiritual needs of people in low-income urban communities. She is also a lecturer within the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her primary interest is in developing caring community in urban schools.
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