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‘Hope And Joy In Education’ Noted

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The Ikeda Center’s recent release, Hope and Joy in Education: Engaging Daisaku Ikeda Across Curriculum and Context, was awarded the 2022 Outstanding Book Award by the Society of Professors of Education. Founded in 1902, the Society of Professors of Education is one of the oldest and most respected academic associations in the country, with its founding members including educational reformer John Dewey.

In this book, authors from diverse disciplines explore Daisaku Ikeda’s hope-filled approach to education and how, despite the frustrations felt by students, parents and educators today, the classroom is still a magical space, brimming with the brilliant and creative energy of young people. To learn more and purchase a copy, visit

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