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Brown's in-depth examination of how policy reform translates into change classroom practices not only shows us what is working and what isn't, it also explains why. The classroom scenes are alive with the struggle to develop thinking skills in a system that gives us only what we ask for.
As a result of his visits to classrooms across the nation, Brown has compiled an engaging, thought-provoking collection of classroom vignettes which show the ways in which national, state, and local school politics translate into changed classroom practices. "Captures the breadth, depth, and urgency of education reform."--Bill Clinton.
1. Back to Basics in the Rural South.
2. Hand-Me-Down Literacy.
3. Language and Culture on the Reservation.
4. An Urban District: One Foot on the Gas, the Other on theBrakes.
5. The Politics of Literacy.
6. When Teachers Talk.
7. A Higher Literacy in Toronto.
8. Cultivating a Literacy of Thoughtfulness.
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