Those Who Dared: Five Visionaries Who Changed American Education


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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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807749166
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 10/26/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 901,964
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Carl Glickman Glickman, Carl 1

What I've Learned Deborah Meier Meier, Deborah 9

"You Have High Metabolism" Henry M. Levin Levin, Henry M. 21

From There to Here James P. Comer Comer, James P. 49

Developing an Educative Ecology of Mind John I. Goodlad Goodlad, John I. 83

Lessons Learned Theodore R. Sizer Sizer, Theodore R. 117

Conclusion George Wood Wood, George 137

Suggested Reading 143

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