Hidden Dangers: Subtle Signs of Failing Schoolsby Betsy Gunzelmann
Pub. Date: 10/15/2007
Publisher: R&L Education
Betsy Gunzelmann identifies the roadblocks that contribute to failing schools. These subtle school issues appear to unintentionally reinforce an increase in school related violence, diagnoses of learning disabilities, ADHD, depression, and other behavioral and emotional problems, and meager attainment of basic skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. By developing a strong foundation of the needs for a healthy school climate and challenging and changing faulty assumptions, attitudes, beliefs, policies, and practices that guide failing schools, the author deftly offers a solution for changing failing schools into thriving schools.
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Table of Contents
Part One: The Complexity of Education: Conceptualization of Hidden Dangers
1 Understanding Hidden Dangers is More Complicated than Ever!
2 Cutting Edge Updates: Research-Based Education What We Can and Must Do!
3 A Necessary Foundation to Identify Hidden Dangers
4 Understanding Hidden Dangers: Is This Your School?
Part Two: Specific Hidden Dangers
5 Hidden Assumptions, Attitudes and Procedures
6 Hidden Dangers in Testing
7 Hidden Dangers in Labeling
8 Hidden Dangers: Racial, Socio-Economic and Gender Inequities in Our Schools
9 Hidden Dangers: Paradoxical Safety Problems in Our Schools
10 Hidden Dangers in Our School Buildings
Part Three: Hope and Change for Our Schools
11 Safe and Healthy School Climates
12 Transcending Hidden Dangers for All Children
About the Author
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Dr. Betsy Gunzelmann brilliantly identifies the issues that are currently facing American public education in her newly released book, Hidden Dangers: Subtle Signs of Failing Schools. She gives Americans 'and those from other corners of the world' hope for a more profound and peaceful future. She addresses some concerning topics that have for a long time been ignored, and even more importantly provides solutions for a resolution to such issues. I strongly believe that when taken into consideration Gunzelmann's recommendations will sustain a system of educations that is more rewarding for parents, students, teachers and administrators alike.