The Beautiful Tree: A Personal Journey Into how the World's Poorest People are Educating Themselves (Google eBook)
Everyone from Bono to the United Nations is looking for a miracle to bring schooling within reach of the poorest children on Earth. James Tooley found one hiding in plain sight. While researching private schools in India for the World Bank, and worried he was doing little to help the poor, Tooley wandered into the slums of Hyderabad's Old City. Shocked to find it overflowing with tiny, parentfunded schools filled with energized students, he set out to discover if schools like these could help achieve universal education. Named after Mahatma Gandhi's phrase for the schools of pre-colonial India, The Beautiful Tree recounts Tooley's journey from the largest shanty town in Africa to the hinterlands of Gansu, China. It introduces readers to the families and teachers who taught him that the poor are not waiting for educational handouts. They are building their own schools and educating themselves.
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Review: The Beautiful Tree: A Personal Journey into How the World's Poorest People are Educating ThemselvesUser Review - Warren Norred - Goodreads
This book traces the discovery of how poor people handle the creation of inexpensive non-government schools. I thought that this would be a good about how the Internet was changing the price of ... Read full review
Review: The Beautiful Tree: A Personal Journey into How the World's Poorest People are Educating ThemselvesUser Review - Patrick Peterson - Goodreads
Just started this marvelous book. Have wanted to read this ever since it was published and I heard the author on Cato Audio explain what it is about. Looking forward to discussing it with others on 31 Jan. who are interested in school choice, on the last day of www.schoolChoiceWeek.com 2015. Read full review