CTT Tenth Anniversary
Fall 2007 will mark ten years since Jossey-Bass published Parker J. Palmer’s The Courage to Teach, a ground-breaking book that has encouraged hundreds of thousands of teachers (and people from a wide range of other professions such as business, law, and medicine) to explore the “inner landscape” of their lives and work. Jossey-Bass is celebrating his ten-year milestone with a revised edition of The Courage to Teach, which will include three additional elements: (1) a foreword by Parker reflecting on the book and the movement it started; (2) a new chapter-length afterword that extends the original ideas of how education can equip us to challenge and help change the institutional conditions that make it difficult for us to live by our deepest values; and (3) an audio CD featuring an interview with Parker in which he talks about the Center for Courage & Renewal, which he helped found, and the “courage work” the Center is doing around the country.
Jossey-Bass is also reissuing Sam Intrator’s Stories of the Courage to Teach in paperback and publishing an expanded version of The Courage to Teach Guide for Reflection and Renewal that will be accompanied by a DVD with a 70-minute interview with Parker that is designed to enhance the value of the Guide for groups or individuals. Fall 2007 will also see the release of Leading from Within: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Lead by Sam Intrator and Megan Scribner. Like their previous book, Teaching with Fire, Leading from Within pairs the reflections of leaders from across a wide range of disciplines and pursuits with poems that have had significant meaning for them. In spring 2008 Jossey-Bass will also be publishing a revision of Parker’s first book, The Promise of Paradox: A Celebration of Contradictions in Christian Life.
Jossey-Bass is proud to publish Parker J. Palmer and other works that help connect, as Parker says, “soul and role” and equally proud of the many contributions he has made as a thinker, writer, speaker, and person of great integrity and wisdom. Please join with the Center for Courage & Renewal and Jossey-Bass in celebrating this important ten-year milestone.
Sheryl Fullerton, Executive Editor
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