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Left back : a century of failed school reforms

Author: Diane Ravitch
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2000.
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"Left Back recounts grandiose efforts by education reformers to use the schools to promote social and political goals, even when they diminished the schools' ability to educate children. It shows how generations of reformers have engaged in social engineering, advocating such innovations as industrial education, intelligence testing, curricular differentiation, and life-adjustment education. These reformers, she  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ravitch, Diane.
Left back.
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2000
(OCoLC)606490637
Online version:
Ravitch, Diane.
Left back.
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2000
(OCoLC)607851443
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Diane Ravitch
ISBN: 0684844176 9780684844176 0743203267 9780743203265
OCLC Number: 43790988
Description: 555 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The educational ladder --
A fork in the road --
The age of the experts --
IQ testing : "this brutal pessimism" --
Instead of the academic curriculum --
On the social frontier --
The public schools respond --
Dissidents and critics --
The great meltdown --
The sixties --
In search of standards --
Conclusion --
Notes --
Select bibliography --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Responsibility: Diane Ravitch.
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