Rethinking Schools: An Agenda for Change

Rethinking Schools: An Agenda for Change

by David P. Levine
     
 

An anthology of essential reading from the foremost journal of progressive education. Rethinking Schools includes sections on rethinking language arts and social studies curricula, testing and tracking, national education policy, antibias and multicultural education, and building school communities. These articles are practical essays by classroom teachers as well as…  See more details below

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An anthology of essential reading from the foremost journal of progressive education. Rethinking Schools includes sections on rethinking language arts and social studies curricula, testing and tracking, national education policy, antibias and multicultural education, and building school communities. These articles are practical essays by classroom teachers as well as educators such as Henry Louis Gates Jr., Bill Bigelow, Lisa D. Delpit, and Howard Zinn. Resource lists of relevant books, videos, organizations, and materials on each topic make this a powerful tool for implementing successful school reform.

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Kathleen Hughes
In 1986, a group of Milwaukee-area teachers, frustrated with the pace of education reform, created the quarterly journal "Rethinking Schools". Since its inception, the journal has gained a reputation for insightful writing about some of the most controversial issues in contemporary education. A mix of thought-provoking essays, interviews, and practical suggestions culled from the journal, this book addresses the most pressing concerns of reformers in five different subject areas: "Multiculturalism and Antibias Education," "Rethinking the Curriculum," "Testing and Tracking," "National Policy Concerns," and "Teachers, Students and Parents." In addition to providing sound advice for dealing with these issues on a day-to-day basis, the book also includes resource and material lists in each chapter. The contributors range from national education reform figures and activists to current classroom teachers. Their refreshing and accessible writing not only advocates reform but also demands public accountability. An intelligent, thoughtful work, this compilation takes a small but profound step toward liberating the public school system from the dreary, ineffective mandates that have ruled the education field for decades.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565842144
Publisher:
New Press, The
Publication date:
03/28/1995
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

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