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Successful failure : the school America builds

Author: Hervé Varenne; Ray McDermott
Publisher: Boulder, CO : Westview Press, ©1998.
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In this controversial work, Hervé Varenne and Ray McDermott explore education as cultural phenomenon—a construct of artifice and reality we impose upon ourselves. The authors discuss in five case studies how the American education system defines and measures success and failure, why there is polarization between suburban schools and urban schools, and what about our system leads us to focus on the negative.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Varenne, Hervé, 1948-
Successful failure.
Boulder, CO : Westview Press, ©1998
(DLC) 97043850
(OCoLC)40993987
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hervé Varenne; Ray McDermott
ISBN: 9780786742837 0786742836
OCLC Number: 171586380
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 264 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: List of Figures; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction, Herve' Varenne and Ray McDermott; Part One: The Makings of Some Educational Facts; 1 Adam, Adam, Adam, and Adam: The Cultural Construction of a Learning Disability; 2 The Farrells and the Kinneys at Home: Literacies in Action; 3 The Voice of the Choir, the Voices in the Choir; 4 Joint Action on the Wild Side of Manhattan; 5 Racing in Place; Part Two: Education and the Making of Cultural Facts; 6 Disability as a Cultural Fact; 7 Ways with Theoretical Words; 8 Local Constructions of Educational Facts. 9 Conclusion: Beyond Explaining WhyAppendix A; Appendix B; Appendix C; References; Name Index; Subject Index.
Responsibility: Hervé Varenne and Ray McDermott with Shelley Goldman, Merry Naddeo, and Rosemarie Rizzo-Tolk.

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