“Aboriginalisation is the only way forward for all of humanity. By placing the focus for learning fairly and squarely on the principles of caring, sharing and respect as practiced by our Elders we will bring about the necessary change to enable us to work together for the betterment of this world.” – Brian & Nicola Butler Lateral Love Australia
Help us to help Four Arrows, aka Don Trent Jacobs to index this critical resource in the top 10 ranking on Amazon
Remember to purchase your copy on the 15th May 2013 by clicking on the image below to go straight to Amazon.com!
“Masterful and liberatory”- Henry Giroux
“It may be our last hope” -Nancy Turner Banks
“A new way to resist”- John Pilger
“Penetrating, fearless and practical” -Thom Hartman
Dear Friends, Neighbors, and Fellow Educators,
I want this new book, my 21st and last one (I hope), to truly revolutionize schooling in the US, Canada and elsewhere “or we are all doomed,” to quote from Noam Chomsky’s endorsement.
Therefore, I am making this unusual request for each of you reading this post to go to amazon.com on May 15th and order a copy of Teaching Truly: A Curriculum to Indigenize Mainstream Education. (Or if you have teacher friends, order more for gifts.) My goal is to get 120 people to order the book on the same day.
This would bring the book from the usual new book ranking of around 2 million into the top ten on amazon.
Getting a top ten ranking on amazon can be a significant way to introduce this text as worthwhile contribution to the education revolution.
If you can’t afford to buy the book, please share this email and the powerful quotes about it that have come from a number of the world’s most noted thinkers (see below) with folks who might be interested.
A first in educational publishing, this text looks at eight common subject areas, from health education and US history to mathematics and geography, and reveals the corporate influence/cultural hegemony that defines mainstream curricula; the consequent failure of schooling to achieve its stated goals; and practical alternative ways to augment the curricula with time-tested approaches to teaching and learning used by traditional Indigenous Peoples for thousands of years to achieve and maintain balance and beauty in social and ecological systems.
Thanks for allowing me to contact you and I hope you will forgive my taking advantage of our relationship for such promotional purposes. Note that all profits from this book will go to worthy American Indian educational associations and foundations. Giving back to the Peoples whose wisdom we borrow is of utmost importance.
Four Arrows, aka Don Trent Jacobs, Ph.D., Ed.D.
“Penetrating, fearless and practical, this book offers educators (and anyone else with an interest in our future) a way to create a better world—before it is too late!”—Thom Hartmann