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Lawrence-Lightfoot, Sara 1944-

Overview
Works: 68 works in 220 publications in 3 languages and 10,480 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Biography  Genealogy  History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Case studies  Internet videos  Educational television programs  Television programs 
Roles: Author, Speaker
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
The essential conversation : what parents and teachers can learn from each other by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot( Book )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the complex relationship between parents and teachers and offers both strategies to help improve the communication between them and better benefit students
The good high school : portraits of character and culture by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides in-depth portraits of six exemplary American high schools, revealing many different elements that create a climate of excellence while describing high school life today
The third chapter : passion, risk, and adventure in the 25 years after 50 by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renowned sociologist Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot challenges the still-prevailing and anachronistic images of aging by documenting and revealing the ways in which the years between ages fifty and seventy-five--the third chapter--may, in fact, be the most transformative and generative time in a person's life.--From publisher description
Balm in Gilead : journey of a healer by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Dr. Margaret Lawrence from her girlhood in rigidly segregated Vicksburg, Mississippi to her career as a psychiatrist
I've known rivers : lives of loss and liberation by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the stories of six middle-class, middle-aged African-Americans, the author tells the story of people moving up and out of their communities of origin toward some uncharted future
Respect : an exploration by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains why people must view respect not as a passive deference offered to a superior, but as an active force that creates symmetry in all relationships
Worlds apart : relationships between families and schools by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot( Book )

12 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond bias : perspectives on classrooms by Jean V Carew( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exit : the endings that set us free by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot( Book )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, the author, a sociologist examines the exits we make in our lives: exits big and small, extraordinary and ordinary, ritualized and unceremonious, quick and protracted, painful and liberating. Exits are braided into the arc of our individual development and laced into our intergenerational relationships, shaped by economic crisis, global mobility, and technological innovations. But even though exits are all around us, we tend to diminish them, often seeing them as signs of failure or retreat, treating them as negative spaces in our life journeys. The author traveled around the country, listening to people tell their stories of leaving, and produced the penetrating portraits that have become her signature: a gay man who finds home and wholeness after exiting the closet; a teen forced to leave Iran in the midst of civil war; a Catholic priest who leaves the church he has always been devoted to; and many more. She finds the universal patterns that reframe our exit narratives and give them the significance they are due, lending wisdom and perspective to the possibility of moving on with purposefulness, dignity, and grace
The art and science of portraiture by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the origins, purposes, and features of portraiture, a social-science research method
Growing each other up : when our children become our teachers by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the evolving relationship between parents and their children over time, moving from a one-way flow of instruction and support to an exchange between equals
African American lives( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compelling combination of storytelling and science, this series uses genealogy, oral histories, family stories and DNA to trace roots of several accomplished African Americans down through American history and back to Africa
The third chapter : passion, risk, and adventure in the 25 years after 50 by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot( Recording )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Citing a growing population of middle-aged citizens and a mainstream perspective that its members are neither young nor old, a demographic assessment explores the ways in which people between the ages of fifty and seventy-five are redefining beliefs about maturity, power, and sexuality
Sara Lightfoot( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sara Lawrence Lightfoot is interviewed by Bill Moyers on American education and what makes good schools
African-American lives : the promise of freedom( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program looks at how African-Americans defined their freedom after slavery. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reviews courthouse records of land acquisitions, documents from the Freedmen's Bureau and the 1870 census - the first in which African-Americans were counted as citizens, not property - to trace his subjects' lineages through Reconstruction. A vein that continues throughout the series is Gates' personal story, and in this episode he seeks to confirm a family legend - that a white slaveholder is one of his 19th-century ancestors
Sara Lawrence Lightfoot : the problems and promise of America's schools( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Moyers interviews Lightfoot who talks about what is good about America's schools, including what makes certain schools good and some teachers memorable
The Evolution of revolution : Facing the new millennium( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What can the costly yet valuable lessons of the past century suggest about the future of the United States, its partners in the Global Village, and planet Earth itself? What will be the long-term impact of the Internet and the Human Genome Project? Who will be the world's new movers and shakers? In this program, eminent visionaries share their observations on the last hundred years and offer their predictions regarding events and innovations yet to come
African American lives( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compelling combination of storytelling and science, this series uses genealogy, oral histories, family stories and DNA to trace roots of several accomplished African Americans down through American history and back to Africa
African American lives( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compelling combination of storytelling and science, this series uses genealogy, oral histories, family stories and DNA to trace roots of several accomplished African Americans down through American history and back to Africa
The third chapter : passion, risk, and adventure in the twenty-five years after fifty by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this revelation of a book, the renowned sociologist Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot declares: "We must develop a compelling vision of later life, one that does not assume a trajectory of decline after fifty but recognizes this as a time of potential change, growth, and new learning, a time when our 'courage gives us hope.'"" "We're at a key moment in history, Lawrence-Lightfoot points out. In the twenty-first century, demographers are recognizing the significance of a distinct developmental phase: those years following early adulthood and middle age when we're "neither young nor old." This third chapter is a stage in life when the traditional norms, rules, and rituals of our careers seem less encompassing and restrictive; when many women and men are embracing new challenges and searching for greater meaning in life." "To explore this dynamic new cultural shift, Lawrence-Lightfoot spent two years traveling the United States, interviewing men and women in their fifties, sixties, and seventies who have changed their lives and, in doing so, are redefining our views (and their own) on aging. In one inspirational story after another, they tell passionate and poignant tales of risk and vulnerability, failure and resilience, challenge and mastery, wisdom and new learning, proving that the years between fifty and seventy-five may, in fact, be the most transformative and generative time in our lives." "These stories reveal a whole world of learning and discovery awaiting those who want it. In The Third Chapter, Sara LawrenceLightfoot both captures a new moment in history and offers us a book rich with insight and hope about our endless capacity for change and growth."--Jacket
 
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The good high school : portraits of character and culture
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The good high school : portraits of character and cultureThe third chapter : passion, risk, and adventure in the 25 years after 50Balm in Gilead : journey of a healerI've known rivers : lives of loss and liberationRespect : an explorationThe art and science of portraitureThe third chapter : passion, risk, and adventure in the 25 years after 50The third chapter : passion, risk, and adventure in the twenty-five years after fifty
Alternative Names
Lawrence-Lightfoot, Sara 1944-

Lightfoot, Sara Lawrence

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Languages
English (168)

Spanish (1)

German (1)