The Education of Sam Sanders

The Education of Sam Sanders

by T. S. Poetter
     
 

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ISBN-10: 076183463X

ISBN-13: 9780761834632

Pub. Date: 03/28/2006

Publisher: Hamilton Books

Set in 2029, The Education of Sam Sanders tells the story of an 8th grader searching for meaning in his school experiences. In a public school system beset by the finality and rigidity of standardized tests and curriculums, Sam Sanders, with the help of his teacher and mother, defies the system and creates something new: a curriculum that enlightens rather than

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Set in 2029, The Education of Sam Sanders tells the story of an 8th grader searching for meaning in his school experiences. In a public school system beset by the finality and rigidity of standardized tests and curriculums, Sam Sanders, with the help of his teacher and mother, defies the system and creates something new: a curriculum that enlightens rather than categorizes students. In this hopeful yet frightening look at an educational future not too far from our own, we encounter the high cost of inquiry-oriented learning and the even higher cost of a system that suppresses it. The Education of Sam Sanders is a valuable book for young adults in schools, students of teaching, teachers, and parents/citizens concerned by current trends in public education. This inspiring work offers a unique and in-depth analysis of the high stakes testing and standardization movements and surfaces ideas for how we might change our current direction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761834632
Publisher:
Hamilton Books
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.60(d)

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