Horace's Compromise: The Dilemma of the American High School

Horace's Compromise: The Dilemma of the American High School

by Theodore R. Sizer

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618516063
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 09/28/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 274
Sales rank: 583,734
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Theodore R. Sizer, University Professor Emeritus at Brown University, is the chairman of the Coalition of Essential Schools. He lives in Harvard, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Preface to the 2004 Editionvi
Introduction1
Prologue: Horace's Compromise9
IThe Students23
1.Five Adolescents25
2.Diversity35
3.Commonality40
4.Docility53
5.Incentives59
IIThe Program69
1.What High School Is71
2.Purpose: Mind and Character84
3.Skills: The Importance of Coaching99
4.Knowledge: Less Is More109
5.Understanding: The Importance of Questions116
6.Character: Decency120
7.Principals' Questions131
IIIThe Teachers141
1.Three Teachers143
2.Agreement154
3.Motivation161
4.Conditions172
5.Teachers180
6.Trust195
IVThe Structure203
1.Hierarchical Bureaucracy205
2.Better Schools214
3.A Paralysis of Imagination218
Afterword: An Experiment for Horace222
Acknowledgments241
Notes248

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