How Was School Today?

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How Was School Today? explores the richly complex school experiences of Katie, a fifth-grader, in a very small school that educates children of varying ages and academic capabilities together. Katie's experiences provide an opportunity to wonder about the school experiences of any child. Structured as a journal of conversations between Katie and her father, this book is organized into four chronological parts, with an epilogue that explains what Katie and other school participants have done since her fifth grade ...

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Overview

How Was School Today? explores the richly complex school experiences of Katie, a fifth-grader, in a very small school that educates children of varying ages and academic capabilities together. Katie's experiences provide an opportunity to wonder about the school experiences of any child. Structured as a journal of conversations between Katie and her father, this book is organized into four chronological parts, with an epilogue that explains what Katie and other school participants have done since her fifth grade year. An appendix discusses lessons learned from Katie's school year that are applicable to all children and their school experiences. How Was School Today? goes inside a world about which parents typically know very little, and about which teachers may wish to learn more.

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From the Foreword by William Ayers
In our hurry-up world, our instant-everything society, 'How Was School Today?' reminds us that children learn what they live, that each is an unruly spark of meaning-making energy negotiating a unique pathway through life, and that we adults must learn to build relationships characterized by awe and reverence and humility. We must take our time if we are to learn the central lessons of human life and growth. . . . Paul Higgins shows us how this might be done.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761829539
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 11/8/2004
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Higgins holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Northwestern University. He is Professor of Sociology at the University of South Carolina.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Foreword by William Ayers Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 An Uncertain Beginning Chapter 5 A "Comme Ci, Comme Ça" Fall Chapter 6 A Renewal Chapter 7 Coming to the End/Looking Toward Another Beginning Chapter 8 Epilogue Chapter 9 Appendix: Lessons Learned Chapter 10 Bibliography

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