Egan, Kieran

Dale Northey

Kieran Egan is the author of more than twenty books, mostly about education.  In 1991 he received the Grawemeyer Award in Education.  In 1993 he was elected to the Royal Society of Canada, and in 2000 he was elected as Foreign Associate member to U.S. National Academy of Education.  He received a Canada Research Chair in 2001, and won the Whitworth Award in 2007.  His other books include The Educated Mind: How Cognitive Tools Shape Our Understanding (University of Chicago Press, 1997), Getting It Wrong from the Beginning: Our Progressivist Inheritance from Herbert Spencer, John Dewey, and Jean Piaget (Yale University Press, 2002), An Imaginative Approach to Teaching (Jossey-Bass, 2005), and Teaching Literacy: Engaging the Imagination of New Readers and Writers (Corwin Press, 2006).

On Rorotoko:

On his book The Future of Education: Reimagining Our Schools from the Ground Up
(Our Cover Feature of January 26, 2009)