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Normally, a civilization begins to fall apart in little bits and pieces. Then, as the process accelerates, in larger and larger chunks. But looking back, through the haze of history, historians tend to see only the larger, more dramatic chunks — and not the bits and pieces that actually started the decline and fall.

The authors, two well-known, longtime educators, explain why every significant reform or change in American education has been thwarted and frustrated, by whom; and ...

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Overview

Normally, a civilization begins to fall apart in little bits and pieces. Then, as the process accelerates, in larger and larger chunks. But looking back, through the haze of history, historians tend to see only the larger, more dramatic chunks — and not the bits and pieces that actually started the decline and fall.

The authors, two well-known, longtime educators, explain why every significant reform or change in American education has been thwarted and frustrated, by whom; and why it takes more and more money and people . . . to teach less and less to fewer and fewer. They also explain why there will be no substantive change, no improved achievement, no cost-effectiveness . . . until the “Seven Deadly Problems in Education” are either resolved or circumvented.

The Seven Deadly Problems of Public Education

  • Costs are Out of Control
  • The Instructional Delivery System is Archaic
  • The Carnegie Unit make Effective Education Impossible
  • Educational Research is Ignored
  • Teacher Training is a Failure!
  • Public Education no longer belongs to the Public
  • Collective Bargaining!
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  • ISBN-13: 9780894202834
  • Publisher: National Book Co./ERA Learning
  • Publication date: 8/1/1991
  • Pages: 308

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter I The Collapse of Discipline & Values
Chapter II The Cult of the Ugly
Chapter III Rock, Drugs, & Atavism
Chapter IV The Minority Industry
Chapter V We're Not Communicating
Chapter VI Role Models & Modern Heroes
Chapter VII And Still More Went Wrong
Chapter VIII Education's Formidable Bureaucracy
Chapter IX






The Political Steps to Rebuilding
  • Step One -- Your Local School Board
  • Minor Steps and Major Gains Promote Major Change
  • The High Price of Collective Bargaining
  • Privatizing Educational Services
  • Choice: In Theory & in Reality
Chapter X







The "Educational" Steps to Rebuilding
  • Educational Research: The Good, the Bad, and the Awful
  • Actually Applying Applicable Research
  • Year-'Round Schools
  • Around-the-Clock Schools
  • The Carnegie Unit
  • Traditional Classrooms, Traditional Schools: The Noneducational Prison
Chapter XI







Restructuring: Facts, Fundamentals, & Floor Plans
  • Background: The Way it Came About
  • Individualized Instruction -- the How, What, Why, When & Where of It
  • General Information About Individualized Learning Centers
  • Learning Center Management
  • Facility Housekeeping
  • What You Need to Remember About I.I.
Chapter XII Networking a New Network
References
Bibliography
Appendix
Promissory Note
Index
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2002

    Magnificient work

    hallo.i was taught that the american education is the best in the world,but after i read certain part in this book,it changed my opinion.firstly,in my opinion,sincerely,the american education do not teach student about the purufication of soul(in context of religion also, therefore their students always make trouble) secondly,this author opens the eyes of american goverment to make sure keep in touch with their education very well in order to make a good civilisation as well as america is a most modern country nowadays.Last but not least,may all who concern about education system to read this book and take benefit from it.Again,Praise to this author. May Allah give Hidayah to this author.

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