Learning to Teach Through Discussion: The Art of Turning the Soul by Sophie Haroutunian-Gordon
Sophie Haroutunian-Gordon, author of Learning to Teach Through Discussion: The Art of Turning the Soul
About Sophie Haroutunian-Gordon

Sophie Haroutunian-Gordon Education
Year Degree Institution
1976 PhD, Philosophy of Education University of Chicago
1966 MA, Curriculum and Instruction University of Wisconsin-Madison
1965 BA, Music, Religion/Philosophy Cornell College

    Sophie Haroutunian-Gordon is Professor, School of Education and Social Policy, and Director, Master of Science in Education program at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

    Haroutunian-Gordon began her teaching career in the Glencoe (Ill.) schools, where she taught sixth grade for five years. After leaving the faculty of the department of education, University of Chicago in 1991, she came to Northwestern University to direct the Master of Science in Education Program. She has published in the fields of psychology, philosophy of education and teacher education. Her second book, Turning the Soul: Teaching Through Conversation in the High School, received the American Education Studies Critics Choice Award in 1994. In 1996 she helped to form the Urban/Suburban-Northwestern Consortium of schools, which has received funding from the Joyce Foundation. Haroutunian-Gordon is past president of the Philosophy of Education Society (2003-04).

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Selected Publications
Haroutunian-Gordon, S. and Waks, L. (2011). Listening in context: Challenges for teachers. In S. Haroutunian-Gordon and L. Waks (Eds.), Teachers College Record, 113(10). Special issue. Available online.

Haroutunian-Gordon, S. (2009). Plato. In R. Shweder (Ed.), The child: An encyclopedic companion. Chicago: University of Chicago Press (solicitied article).

-----. (2009). Learning to teach through discussion: The art of turning the soul. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Haroutunian-Gordon, S. and Meadows, E. (2009). The role of interruption in building trust. Schools: Studies in Education, 6(1), 37-56.

Haroutunian-Gordon, S. (2008). Philosophy for the fun of it. In L. Waks (Ed.), Leaders in philosophy of education. Rotterdam: Netherlands, Sense Publishers.

-----. (2007). Listening and questioning. In L. Waks (Ed.) Learning Inquiry, 1(2), 143-152.

-----. (2004). Listening--to a challenging perspective. Schools: Studies in Education, 1(2), 41-62.

-----. (2004). Listening--in a democratic society. Presidential address, Philosophy of Education Society. In K. Alston (Ed.), Philosophy of education yearbook 2003.

-----. (1992). Soul. In J.W. Garrison and A.G. Rud (Eds.), Gaps: Ideals missing from the educational conversation.

-----. (1991). Turning the soul: Teaching through conversation in the high school. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Jackson, P.W. & Haroutunian-Gordon, S. (1989). From Socrates to software: The teacher as the text; the text as teacher. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Haroutunian, S. (1983). Equilibrium in the balance: A study of psychological explanation. In C.J. Brainerd (Ed.), Springer Series in Cognitive Development.

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