Changing Lives; Voices from a School That Works

Changing Lives; Voices from a School That Works

by Jane Day
     
 

This book tells the story of 40 high-school drop-outs over a period of twenty years who have attended the Community School, a small alternative school in Camden, Maine. The students' stories indirectly reveal the history of the school itself, its fragile beginning and growth pangs as staff learned from students.See more details below

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This book tells the story of 40 high-school drop-outs over a period of twenty years who have attended the Community School, a small alternative school in Camden, Maine. The students' stories indirectly reveal the history of the school itself, its fragile beginning and growth pangs as staff learned from students.

Editorial Reviews

The Journal Of Alternative Education
This book is an absolute must, and reads like a delicious meal!...Buy it! Read it and smile!
— Herb Kohl, writer and teacher
George Mitchell
The common sense and the uncommon compassion of the Community School has improved hundreds of young lives and enriched the surrounding neighborhoods.
Lisbeth B. Schorr
These stories...will provide encouragement to those who are engaged in the daily struggle of supporting high-risk youth and challenge those who maintain that no intervention from outside the family can help.
William Ayers
The experiences of these students...demonstrate again and again that what young people want and need is relatively simple...a community to belong to, something worthwhile to think about and to do, responsibility and acceptance, someone to love them, and others to care about.
Herb Kohl
This book is an absolute must, and reads like a delicious meal!...Buy it! Read it and smile!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819194190
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
02/22/1994
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.39(d)

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