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Why school? : reclaiming education for all of us

Author: Mike Rose
Publisher: New York : New Press : Distributed by Perseus Distribution, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Why School? challenges today's narrow focus on high-stakes testing and economic competition. It also serves as a critical reminder of the broader purposes of school: the intellectual, social, civic, and ethical development of individuals."--BOOK JACKET.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Rose
ISBN: 9781595584670 1595584676
OCLC Number: 317361710
Description: x, 177 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: In search of a fresh language of schooling --
Finding our way : the experience of education --
No Child Left Behind and the spirit of democratic education --
Business goes to school --
Politics and knowledge --
Reflections on intelligence in the workplace and the schoolhouse --
On values, work, and opportunity --
Standards, teaching, learning --
Remediation at the university --
Re-mediating remediation --
Soldiers in the classroom --
A language of hope --
Finding the public good through the details of classroom life --
Conclusion: The journey back and forward.
Responsibility: Mike Rose.

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"Why School? challenges today's narrow focus on high-stakes testing and economic competition. It also serves as a critical reminder of the broader purposes of school: the intellectual, social, civic, and ethical development of individuals."--BOOK JACKET.

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