Lopsided Schools: Case Method Briefings

Lopsided Schools: Case Method Briefings

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Overview

Lopsided Schools introduces readers to the case method and helps them use this method to examine the scholastic challenges that critics have posed from World War I to the present. Some critics have stirred up educators with threats to reduce their budgets or fire them. Others upset them with disconcerting questions: Should parents demand that their children learn speed reading? Should teachers emphasize vocational activities? Should principals train their own successors? Should superintendents award bonuses to teachers? Should employers hire the graduates with the highest scores on standardized tests? Should politicians assume greater responsibility for schooling? Should journalists publicize information about lopsided schools? This book examines these and numerous other questions posed by critics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607097877
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 01/16/2011
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Gerard Giordano has written eleven books about education. His last two books, which were published by Rowman & Littlefield, focused on the case method.

Table of Contents

List of Tables vii

Preface: Lopsided Schools ix

Acknowledgment xi

Introduction: Are Philosophy, Zen, Cycles, and the Case Method Related? xiii

1 Is the Case Method Unique? 1

2 Do Teachers and Taxi Drivers Face Similar Problems? 15

3 Do Educators Copy Food Photographers? 33

4 Is Education Like Graffiti? 57

5 Do Athletes Become the Best Coaches? 77

6 Should Educators Wrangle with Philosophers? 89

7 What Motivates Scholars? 105

8 Can Politicians Fix the Schools? 117

9 Do Critics Offer Helping Hands? 133

10 Is Education Like Dieting? 151

References 163

About the Author 215

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