The Right to Learn: A Blueprint for Creating Schools That Work

The Right to Learn: A Blueprint for Creating Schools That Work

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The Right to Learn: A Blueprint for Creating Schools That Work by Linda Darling-Hammond, Hammond Linda Darling

Winner of AERA Outstanding Book Award in 1998

"While she recognizes the necessity for school reform and the complexity of implementing it, Darling-Hammond remains optimistic that systemic changes to ensure access to a meaningful education for all children are possible. Her book is positive and hopeful and serves as a fascinating account of American education and its promise of 'the right to learn' for all children."
Washington Post

"Darling-Hammond's central claim is well worth listening to. She argues that American students do so poorly by comparison with students in other industrialized countries not because we don't give them enough work, but because our teaching is less thoughtful, and because we are obsessed with bureaucratic processes rather than educational outcomes."
New York Times Book Review

One of the nation's most respected educators provides a vision of exceptional, learner-centered schools and describes the policies and practices that are needed to create these schools on a system-wide basis.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780787902612
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/12/1997
Series: The Jossey-Bass Education Series
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.32(w) x 9.41(h) x 1.35(d)

About the Author

LINDA DARLING-HAMMOND is William F. Russell Professor of education and Co-Director of the National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools, and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University. She lives in New Rochelle, New York with her husband and three children.

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