The mission of the Great Books Foundation is to advance the critical, reflective thinking and social and civic engagement of people of all ages through Shared InquiryTM discussion of works and ideas of enduring value.
Who We Are
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit best known for having originated the Shared InquiryTM method of teaching and learning that has been a favorite of teachers and students for more than 70 years. We believe that literacy and critical thinking help form reflective, knowledgeable citizens equipped to participate constructively in a democratic society.
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Schools Using Great Books
We are taking our mission beyond classrooms with a vision to build stronger, more innovative working and thinking communities, and activate influential leaders to foster positive change.
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