Volatile Knowing: Parents, Teachers, and the Censored Story of Accountability in America's Public Schools

Volatile Knowing: Parents, Teachers, and the Censored Story of Accountability in America's Public Schools

by Kaia Tollefson
     
 

Volatile Knowing refers to the positive change that can result when parents and teachers talk together about the politics of school reform. Based on a study of teachers and parents who researched aspects of the accountability movement typically censored in mainstream media, Volatile Knowing reveals the hidden power behind current reform efforts that serve private,

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Volatile Knowing refers to the positive change that can result when parents and teachers talk together about the politics of school reform. Based on a study of teachers and parents who researched aspects of the accountability movement typically censored in mainstream media, Volatile Knowing reveals the hidden power behind current reform efforts that serve private, not public interests. It is aimed at provoking a new, child-centered movement for accountability and creativity in the nation's schools.

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Gary L. Anderson
In our current educational world of ruthless individualism, Kaia Tollefson attempts to reassemble the pieces of a broken democracy by bringing parents and teachers together for some honest conversation about the children they share. What she finds above all is that parents and teachers are hungry for authentic dialogue. In the context of the generally shallow research on 'parent involvement,' this study stands out for its honesty and integrity.
January 2009 CHOICE
Recommended.
From The Foreword
This eloquent, indignant, and scholarly book pulls down the screens obscuring the damage being done by the practices of accountability being imposed on public schools...This is a book that unnerves and awakens. Its readers may well see what they have seldom seen, hear what they have never heard.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739115602
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
02/03/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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