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THE PROSPECT EXPERIENCE: A STRENGTH-BASED ALTERNATIVE AND ITS LEGACY

Abstract

When I first visited the Prospect Center in North Bennington, Vermont in 1984 and met Pat Carini, there were several things that struck me right away about the setting: The children were active and engaged in making things; the Center was a lively community of thinkers involving children and adults in a variety of ways; and I was welcomed as an active participant from the outset. It was a bustling place in which to observe and listen and contemplate. At that point, Prospect was two decades old; it had already matured into an organization with a recognizable philosophy and outlook; it had published descriptions of itself and the collaborative inquiry processes that are a hallmark of its legacy. I spent the next seven years working and studying at Prospect, where I was a fortunate benefactor of the thought and work of many contributors over that early time period, but the primary and consistent influence throughout was Patricia Carini.

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