The Learning Project, Rites of Passage


A book of revelations from people of all ages exploring the meaning of learning and its role in their own personal growth.


The Learning Project,
Rites of Passage

2019 IPPY Book of the Year Award Winner

     What’s it like to become fully human? In The Learning Project people of all ages and backgrounds recount lives of ecstasy, tragedy, success, and despair. Welcome your rites of passage, because without them you are unchanged.
     The Learning Project is a search for the kind of learning that is most important. It presents 35 in-depth interviews with people of all walks of life coming from different economic backgrounds, races, cultures, and political perspectives. Each person answers the question of how learning changed their life.
Some of these stories go back 15 years, others go back 150. They are stories of modern rites of passage echoing a mythology that goes back thousands of years. Locked in them is the secret to becoming human. I cannot give you the key, but you can find it.


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