Big Picture: Education Is Everyone's Business

Big Picture: Education Is Everyone's Business

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by Dennis Littky
     
 

Littky (director and founder, Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center) is one of the cofounders of Rhode Island's Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center. Here, writing for the broadest possible audience, he describes the philosophy that lies behind the school, frequently using examples from his experiences there to illustrate his ideas about the… See more details below

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Littky (director and founder, Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center) is one of the cofounders of Rhode Island's Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center. Here, writing for the broadest possible audience, he describes the philosophy that lies behind the school, frequently using examples from his experiences there to illustrate his ideas about the nature of learning, the purpose of education, ways to encourage kids to want to learn, empowering students' families, and measuring achievement. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780871209719
Publisher:
Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Pages:
235
Sales rank:
435,224
Product dimensions:
7.12(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: On Being Boldvii
Prefacexiii
1The Real Goals of Education1
2Kids, Schools, and the Bigger Picture19
3Atmosphere and School Culture43
4One Student at a Time73
5Learning Through Interests and Pursuing Passions95
6Real Work in the Real World111
7Giving Families Back Their Power135
8Measuring What Matters in a Way That Matters153
8 1/2Standards and How Testing Has Nothing to Do with Them171
9Make It Happen183
Notes202
From Dennis's Bookshelf209
Acknowledgments217
Index223
About the Authors229

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