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With this insightful, practical collection of personal essays, noted educator and school reform leader Carl D. Glickman tackles education's most urgent questions. Who should govern schools? Whose values should schools represent? How should teachers teach? Does educational truth lie in the Western canon or in a multicultural curriculum? How does democratic change occur? Unlike most abstract discussions about the value of democracy in education and in the community, Revolutionizing America's Schools makes practical connections between schools and the American dream of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The book directly addresses issues of race, culture, gAnder, and religion and reveals how understanding these issues can contribute to purposeful change. Glickman shows how democracy, when applied to the theory and practice of education, can become the most powerful way to teach and learn. He outlines a set of activities designed to increase student activity, choice, participation, connection, and contribution. Most important, Glickman connects democratic rhetoric to action-covering such practicalities as student grouping, class schedules, curriculum selection, and school leadership.Written for faculty, administrators, parents, board members, policymakers, and community leaders, Revolutionizing America's Schools offers the inspiration and guidance needed to create a public education system that develops intellectual skills in students of all ages and helps them to lead satisfying and valuable lives.

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"The author provides a highly personal and carefully reasoned analysis of...complicated and contentious issues that regularly agitate superintAndents. His ruminations are designed to stimulate readers to change classroom practice by listening to students and lessening the effects of hierarchy and control all aspects of education from curriculum to community participation." (The School Administrator)

"Not a mushy, sentimental defense of democracy. . . Revolutionizing America's Schools has a connectedness, a personal tone, and a wealth of examples to which educators will resonate. The book is grounded in everyday happenings in classrooms and schools, and it plainly articulates how universities have to change." (Seymour B. Sarason, author, The Predictable Failure of Educational Reform)

"For all of us dissatisfied with our country's schools and searching for ways to improve them, Glickman gives us reason to pause and consider our core beliefs. Revolutionizing America's Schools is provocative, personal, and right on the mark. It should be read by anyone who believes our schools can better educate our young and who is committed to making the effort to improve them." (Paul Schwarz, principal of the Jackie Robinson Complex, and codirector of Central Park East Secondary School, East Harlem, New York City)

"With great honesty and personal integrity, Carl Glickman challenges us to educate our young for the kind of democracy our nation has never achieved-one in which poor people and people of color are truly equal players, and classrooms are centers of true democratic ideals. This candid work gives me renewed hope for our country's future." (Lisa D. Delpit, director, Center for Urban Educational Excellence, Georgia State University)

"A serious and illuminating account of the importance of the interconnectedness of democracy and education for both individuals and interest groups. Vital reading for educators committed to actualizing American democracy in schools." (Carl Grant, Hoefs-Bascom Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Wisconsin-Madison)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787909444
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/21/1997
  • Series: Jossey-Bass Education Series
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

CARL D. GLICKMAN is University Professor, professor of education, and chair of the Program for School Improvement at the University of Georgia, and founder of the League of Professional Schools. He is the author of Renewing America's Schools (Jossey-Bass, 1993).

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Table of Contents

Introduction: A Vision of Democracy.

ON DEMOCRACY.

1. Democracy — What Is It?

2. Democracy and Education.

3. Ambiguity and Informed Minds.

ON PEDAGOGY.

4. Powerful Learning.

5. School Structures for Teaching.

6. Teacher Education and Public Schools.

7. Governing for the Future.

ON GETTING BEYOND.

8. Wealth and Welfare.

9. Isms and Reasons.

10. Religion, Secular Humanism, and Geese.

11. Who Owns the Child?

12. Constitutional Hope for Education.

ON DIFFERENCES.

13. Race and Education.

14. Suffrage, Gender, and Listening.

15. From Our Ancestors.

ON CHANGE.

16. Finding Room for School Change.

17. Listening to Students.

18. Leadership for Democracy.

Conclusion: Democracy as Education.

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