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Revisiting "The culture of the school and the problem of change"

Author: Seymour Bernard Sarason
Publisher: New York : Teachers College Press, ©1996.
Series: Series on school reform.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Revisiting "The Culture of the School and the Problem of Change" provocatively and seamlessly joins Seymour Sarason's classic, landmark text on school change with his own insightful reflections on those same issues in the face of today's crisis in public schools. This is an extensive, monograph-length revisiting.
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Named Person: Seymour Bernard Sarason; Seymour B Sarason; Seymour Bernard Sarason
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Seymour Bernard Sarason
ISBN: 0807735442 9780807735442 0807735434 9780807735435
OCLC Number: 34046852
Description: xv 398 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Ann Lieberman --
Ch. 1. The Plan of the Book --
Ch. 2. The Encapsulated School System --
Ch. 3. University and School Cultures --
Ch. 4. The Modal Process of Change --
Ch. 5. The Evaluation of Educational Change --
Ch. 6. Programmatic and Behavioral Regularities --
Ch. 7. The Ecological Approach --
Ch. 8. The Principal --
Ch. 9. The Principal and the Use of "The System" --
Ch. 10. The Teacher: The Role and Its Dilemmas --
Ch. 11. The Teacher: Constitutional Issues in the Classroom --
Ch. 12. Education for All Handicapped Children (Public Law 94-142) --
Ch. 13. What Are Schools For? --
Ch. 14. The Ends and Means of Change --
Ch. 15. Why Revisit? --
Ch. 16. Are Schools Unique Organizations? --
Ch. 17. Changes in Power Relationships --
Ch. 18. What Constitutes a Change? --
Ch. 19. Two Basic Criteria for School Change --
Ch. 20. The Culture of the School and the Problem of Social Change --
Ch. 21. Postscript.
Series Title: Series on school reform.
Other Titles: Culture of the school and the problem of change
Responsibility: Seymour B. Sarason.

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