Those Who Dared: Five Visionaries Who Changed American Education

Those Who Dared: Five Visionaries Who Changed American Education

by Carl Glickman
     
 

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Five visionary educators-Deborah Meier, John Goodlad, James Comer, Ted Sizer, and Henry Levin-share personal stories in this inspiring call to action for those concerned about America's public schools and the education of our children. See more details below

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Five visionary educators-Deborah Meier, John Goodlad, James Comer, Ted Sizer, and Henry Levin-share personal stories in this inspiring call to action for those concerned about America's public schools and the education of our children.

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In this work, editor Glickman (president, Inst. for Schools, Education, and Democracy, Univ. of Georgia) brings together essays from five educational leaders-Deborah Meier, who has been instrumental in the small schools movement; Henry M. Levin, William H Kilpatrick Professor of Economics & Education at Teachers College; James P. Comer, Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine's Child Study Center; John I. Goodland, president, Institute for Educational Inquiry; Theodore R. Sizer, founding director of the Annenberg Institute for School Reform; and George Wood, executive director, Forum for Education and Democracy. Each describes with the utmost humility his or her career, achievements, and views about American education. Though evidently a series of scholarly essays, this book is more autobiographical, with the authors reflecting on their past careers and research devoted to improving American education. Meant to record their personal stories, these pieces foster a deep respect for those involved in the process of educating. A fascinating look into the careers of some of the greatest educational leaders of our time; recommended for academic libraries.
—Jenny Emanuel

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807749166
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
10/26/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
351,881
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

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