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In schools we trust : creating communities of learning in an era of testing and standardization

Author: Deborah Meier
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, ©2002.
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"In this exploration of trust and schools, Meier critiques the ideology of testing and at the same time puts forward a very different positive vision, forged in the success stories of small public schools she and her colleagues have created in Boston and New York. These nationally acclaimed schools are built, famously, around trusting teachers to use their own judgment, inviting parents into a close relationship  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Meier, Deborah.
In schools we trust.
Boston : Beacon Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)737706215
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Meier
ISBN: 0807031429 9780807031421 0807031518 9780807031513
OCLC Number: 48613160
Description: 200 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Learning in the company of adults --
Experiments in trust : The Mission Hill School and others --
Parents and schools --
Teachers trusting teachers --
Trusting each other's agendas and intentions : the dynamics of race and class --
Why tests don't test what we think they do --
Standardization versus standards --
The achievement gap --
Scaling up : stacking the odds in favor of the best --
Democracy and public education.
Responsibility: Deborah Meier.
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"In this exploration of trust and schools, Meier critiques the ideology of testing and at the same time puts forward a very different positive vision, forged in the success stories of small public schools she and her colleagues have created in Boston and New York. These nationally acclaimed schools are built, famously, around trusting teachers to use their own judgment, inviting parents into a close relationship with the school, and surrounding children with adults who know them well."--Jacket.

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