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First published in 1984, this best-selling classic is Theodore Sizer's eloquent call to arms for school reform. In a new preface, Sizer addresses the encouraging movements afoot today for better schools, smaller classes, and fully educated students. Yet, while much has changed for the better in the classroom, much remains the same: rushed classes, mindless tests, overworked teachers. Sizer's insistence that we do more than just compromise for our children's educational futures resonates just as strongly today as it did two decades ago.
Theordore R. Sizer, University Professor Emeritus at Brown Universtiy, is the chairman of the coalition of Essential Schools. He lives in Harvard, Massachusetts.
Table of Contents
|Preface to the 2004 Edition||p. vi|
|Prologue: Horace's Compromise||p. 9|
|The Students||p. 23|
|Five Adolescents||p. 25|
|The Program||p. 69|
|What High School Is||p. 71|
|Purpose: Mind and Character||p. 84|
|Skills: The Importance of Coaching||p. 99|
|Knowledge: Less Is More||p. 109|
|Understanding: The Importance of Questions||p. 116|
|Character: Decency||p. 120|
|Principals' Questions||p. 131|
|The Teachers||p. 141|
|Three Teachers||p. 143|
|The Structure||p. 203|
|Hierarchical Bureaucracy||p. 205|
|Better Schools||p. 214|
|A Paralysis of Imagination||p. 218|
|Afterword: An Experiment for Horace||p. 222|
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