John Mighton is the founder of JUMP Math, a system of learning based on fostering emergent intelligence. In this book, he draws “on new research in brain development and calls for a re-examination of the assumptions which underlie current teaching. He pays attention to how kids pay attention, chronicles what captures their imaginations, and explains why their sense of self-confidence and ability to focus are as important to their academic success at school as the content of their lessons.” - Quote from the book’s cover page
“The End of Ignorance conceives of a world in which no child is left behind - a world based on the assumption that each child has the potential to be successful in every subject” - Quote from Random House summary
In the first seven chapters, Mighton presents his learning theory and provides examples of application of JUMP Math in classrooms. In the final three chapters, he critiques systemic challenges. Mighton includes appendices on research and more information on JUMP Math.
For more information on JUMP Math, see jumpmath.org
Hard copy: available through any book store; for more information go to www.randomhouse.com; ISBN: 978-0-676-97962-6