The Power of Their Ideas: Lessons from America from a Small School in Harlem

The Power of Their Ideas: Lessons from America from a Small School in Harlem

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by Deborah Meier
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0807031135

ISBN-13: 9780807031131

Pub. Date: 08/28/2002

Publisher: Beacon Press

Teaching the lessons of New York's most famous public school, Deborah Meier provides a widely acclaimed vision for the future of public education. With a new preface reflecting on the school's continuing success.

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Teaching the lessons of New York's most famous public school, Deborah Meier provides a widely acclaimed vision for the future of public education. With a new preface reflecting on the school's continuing success.

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ISBN-13:
9780807031131
Publisher:
Beacon Press
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Edition description:
None
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
762,747
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Preface 2002vii
Preface 1995xi
1In Defense of Public Education3
2Central park East: An Alternative Story15
3The School at Work47
4Myths, Lies, and Other Dangers67
5Choice Can Save Public Education91
6Small Schools107
7Respect121
8Reinventing Teaching129
9It's Academic: Why Kids Don't Want to Be "Well-Educated"161
10On Failure, Persistence, and Public Education179
Suggested Readings187

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The Power of Their Ideas: Lessons from America from a Small School in Harlem 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A moving and powerful blueprint for the the future of public education. I would like to visit CPESS one day to see their successful methods in action. This book opened my eyes to the potential of progressive education--I recommend it for anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Deborah Meier's 'The Power of Their Ideas' provides actual proof that it's public education in small autonomous settings (CPESS) which guards against extremism from the right or left and the apathy inbetween. As one who's been to Central Park East, I've witnessed what the power of HER vision and tenacity can accomplish. A must read for anyone beginning, currently practicing or ending a career in education,including administrators, and for the parents whose children we serve.