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 - Murray - Goodreads
I think this book has an important message. Rather than write another lengthy article let me refer you to Skylar Burris' comprehensive book review. I agree with her observation that the book has good ... Read full review
Review: The Beautiful Tree: A Personal Journey into How the World's Poorest People are Educating ThemselvesUser Review - Xavier - Goodreads
James Tooley writes about his journey into how the world's poorest people are educating themselves in his book, The Beautiful Tree. While I was in Mumbai I use to attend couple of activities with a ... Read full review