More New and Used
from Private Sellers
In Stock Usually Ships in 24-48 Hours
Currently Available, Usually Ships in 24-48 Hours
Starting at $5.88
Questions About This Book?
Why should I rent this book?
Renting is easy, fast, and cheap! Renting from eCampus.com can save you hundreds of dollars compared to the cost of new or used books each semester. At the end of the semester, simply ship the book back to us with a free UPS shipping label! No need to worry about selling it back.
How do rental returns work?
Returning books is as easy as possible. As your rental due date approaches, we will email you several courtesy reminders. When you are ready to return, you can print a free UPS shipping label from our website at any time. Then, just return the book to your UPS driver or any staffed UPS location. You can even use the same box we shipped it in!
What version or edition is this?
This is the edition with a publication date of 9/23/2004.
What is included with this book?
- The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.
- The Used copy of this book is not guaranteed to inclue any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included.
- The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. You may receive a brand new copy, but typically, only the book itself.
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|
|Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.|