Respect by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
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A stunningly original treasure of a book that reveals the single most powerful ingredient in any relationship, whether personal, professional, or in public life.
 

About Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot

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SARA LAWRENCE-LIGHTFOOT, a promminent sociologist and professor, of education at Harvard University, is the author of numerous books including The Good High School, Balm in Gilead, and I've Known Rivers. Winner of the prestigious MacArthur Prize, Lawrence-Lightfoot was recently awarded Harvard's George Ledlie Prize given for research that makes the "most valuable contribution to science" and that "benefits mankind." She has been a Fellow at the Bunting Institute at Radcliffe College and at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. JESSICA HOFFMANN DAVIS is the Director of Arts in Education Concentration and a lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She was the principal investigator of several arts projects at Harvard Project Zero. Her numerous publications include The MUSE (Museums Uniting with Schools in Education) Book and The Co-Arts Assessment Handbook.
 
Published August 4, 2008 by Basic Books. 256 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Self Help, Education & Reference, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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In her respect for her students, Cottle constantly tries new approaches that “urge students to confront ideas from a variety of perspectives and appeal to a number of senses.” While most of the professionals portrayed came from educated, nurturing backgrounds, there are exceptions.

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In this provocative study, Harvard professor of education Lawrence-Lightfoot probes the common perception that our social fabric is deteriorating from the absence of respect in intimate relationships,

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In this provocative study, Harvard professor of education Lawrence-Lightfoot probes the common perception that our social fabric is deteriorating from the absence of respect in intimate relationships, the workplace and public life.

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Spirituality & Practice

Through the lives of a midwife, a pediatrician, a high school teacher, an artist and photographer, a law school professor, and an Episcopal priest and AIDS activist, Lawrence-Lightfoot provides six aspects of respect: empowerment, healing, dialogue, curiosity, self-respect, and attention.

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