Written by Kit Hawkins, Founder and Director of the Arbor School of Arts & Sciences, in Arbor's 25th year, The Idea of Arbor School is an "attempt to capture a real place and the truth of a school’s evolutionary process. [It is] an attempt to stand in contrast to all the negative press about schools and point to what has been done and might be done elsewhere." Individual chapters treat:

  • First Questions about Children and Schooling
  • Philosophy, Principles, and Precepts
  • Learning and Teaching
  • Curriculum
  • A Sense of Belonging
  • Self-Renewal and Reflective Practice
  • School as an Institution
  • Tradition, Ritual, and Culture