Big Picture: Education Is Everyone's Business

Big Picture: Education Is Everyone's Business

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by Dennis Littky
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0871209713

ISBN-13: 9780871209719

Pub. Date: 09/28/2004

Publisher: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development

What is the purpose of education? What kind of people do we want our children to grow up to be? How can we design schools so that students will acquire the skills they'll need to live fulfilled and productive lives? These are just a few of the questions that renowned educator Dennis Littky explores in The Big Picture: Education Is Everyone's Business. The schools

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What is the purpose of education? What kind of people do we want our children to grow up to be? How can we design schools so that students will acquire the skills they'll need to live fulfilled and productive lives? These are just a few of the questions that renowned educator Dennis Littky explores in The Big Picture: Education Is Everyone's Business. The schools Littky has created and led over the past 35 years are models for reformers everywhere: small, public schools where the curriculum is rich and meaningful, expectations are high, progress is measured against real-world standards, and families and communities are actively engaged in the educational process. Here, you'll find a moving account of just what is possible in education, with many of the examples drawn from the Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center ("The Met") in Providence, Rhode Island - a diverse public high school with the highest rates of attendance and college acceptance in the state. The Met exemplifies personalized learning, one student at a time. The Big Picture is a book to reenergize educators, inspire teachers in training, and start a new conversation about kids and schools, what we want for both, and how to make it happen.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780871209719
Publisher:
Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Pages:
235
Sales rank:
351,099
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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Big Picture: Education Is Everyone's Business 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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*jumps up*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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