Against School Reform (And In Praise Of Great Teaching)

Against School Reform (And In Praise Of Great Teaching)

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by Peter S. Temes
     
 

In this authoritative book, Mr. Temes sets out a straightforward prescription for our schools which centers on the life of the individual teacher and rejects the billion-dollar school reform industry. The book celebrates the power of individual teachers to make a difference in their schools and communities, as forces for bottom-up change. “A cogent and

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In this authoritative book, Mr. Temes sets out a straightforward prescription for our schools which centers on the life of the individual teacher and rejects the billion-dollar school reform industry. The book celebrates the power of individual teachers to make a difference in their schools and communities, as forces for bottom-up change. “A cogent and stylish writer who brings zestful insights to his subject. Urgent reading.”—Daniel Asa Rose, Forward.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566635271
Publisher:
Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.16(w) x 8.08(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments5
1The State of Our Schools, and the Big Lie of School Reform13
2Keeping It Real: Education and Dialogue53
3Making It New: Education as Experiment83
4Recruiting and Retaining the Right Teachers107
5Why Lasting Change Always Comes from the Bottom Up and the Inside Out139
6How to Make Change - Some Do's and Don'ts for Teachers, Administrators, and Parents161
7Everyone's Work201
Suggested Reading205
Index213

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