Possible Lives: The Promise of Public Education in Americaby Mike Rose
"This big-shouldered book, full of ardor...offers us a reasonable hope that with attention and care we can again make public education what it was meant to be, and must yet be."The Los Angeles Times.
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Mike Rose is a professor in the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. He has taught in a wide range of educational settings, from elementary school to adult literacy and job training programs. He is a member of the National Academy of Education and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Grawemeyer Award in Education, and awards from the Spencer Foundation, the National Council of Teachers of English, the Modern Language Association, and the American Educational Research Association. He also received the Commonwealth Club of California’s Award for Literary Excellence in Nonfiction. His books include Lives on the Boundary: The Struggles and Achievements of America’s Educationally Underprepared, Possible Lives: The Promise of Public Education in America, The Mind at Work: Valuing the Intelligence of the American Worker, Why School?: Reclaiming Education for All of Us, and Back to School: Why Everyone Deserves a Second Chance at Education.
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Rose tells the truth about American public education. His account of innovative teachers, administrators, students willing to learn, and schools suceeding amidst all fiscal and logistic handicaps restablishes hope and confidence in public schools. Rose exposes in this book the destructive effects of one-dimensional critique of public school education. He suggests a multi-dimensional form of critique--one that takes into account what is going on the classrooms and in the general context of public schools. The book is a manual of teaching styles and a must read for teachers,students, administrators and the general public.
Written in response to 'A Nation at Risk,' Mike Rose visited classrooms throughout the US. His report became 'Possible Lives,' with anecdotes and details about teachers who are doing a great job teaching. It is an inspiration for all, especially teachers.