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Kozol, Jonathan

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Works: 151 works in 475 publications in 1 language and 35,867 library holdings
Genres: Anecdotes  History  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author of introduction
Classifications: LC151, 370.973
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Savage inequalities : children in America's schools by Jonathan Kozol( Book )
30 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,437 libraries worldwide
Includes case studies of public schools in six cities
Rachel and her children : homeless families in America by Jonathan Kozol( Book )
18 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 3,634 libraries worldwide
Tells the stories of homeless Americans and their struggle for survival. Examines the lack of affordable housing, the conditions of "temporary" housing funded by city governments, and the crimes that men, women, and children resort to in order to eat or survive
Amazing grace : the lives of children and the conscience of a nation by Jonathan Kozol( Book )
21 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,448 libraries worldwide
Amazing Grace is a book about the hearts of children who grow up in the South Bronx - the poorest congressional district of our nation. Without rhetoric, but drawing extensively upon the words of children, parents, and priests, this book does not romanticize or soften the effects of violence and sickness. One fourth of the child-bearing women in the neighborhoods where these children live test positive for HIV. Pediatric AIDS, life-consuming fires, and gang rivalries take a high toll. Several children die during the year in which this narrative takes place. Although it is a gently written work, Amazing Grace makes clear that the postmodern ghetto of America is not a social accident but is created and sustained by greed, neglect, racism, and expedience. It asks us questions that are, at once, political and theological. What is the value of a child's life? What exactly do we plan to do with those whom we appear to have defined as economically and humanly superfluous? How tough do we dare to be?
Death at an early age; the destruction of the hearts and minds of Negro children in the Boston public schools by Jonathan Kozol( Book )
39 editions published between 1967 and 1995 in English and held by 3,026 libraries worldwide
The story of the year the author spent teaching in a predominantly black school in Boston
Illiterate America by Jonathan Kozol( Book )
17 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,971 libraries worldwide
It is startling and it is shaming: in a country that prides itself on being among the most enlightened in the world, 25 million American adults cannot read the poison warnings on a can of pesticide, a letter from their child's teacher, or the front page of a newspaper. An additional 35 million read below the level needed to function successfully in our society. The United States ranks forty-ninth among 158 member nations of the UN in literacy, and wastes over $100 billion annually as a result. The problem is not merely an embarrassment, it is a social and economic disaster. In Illiterate America, Jonathan Kozol, author of National Book Award-winning Death at an Early Age, addresses this national disgrace. Combining hard statistics and heartrending stories, he describes the economic and the human costs of illiteracy. Kozol analyses and condemns previous government action'and inaction'and, in a passionate call for reform, he proposes a specific program to conquer illiteracy. One out of every three American adults cannot read this book'which is why everyone else must
The shame of the nation : the restoration of apartheid schooling in America by Jonathan Kozol( Book )
22 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 2,940 libraries worldwide
"This is a book about betrayal of the young, who have no power to defend themselves. It is not intended to make readers comfortable." Visiting nearly 60 public schools, Kozol finds that conditions have grown worse for inner-city children in the 15 years since federal courts began dismantling the landmark 1954 ruling in Brown v. Board of Education. First, the segregation of black children is at a level not seen since 1968. Few of these students know any white children. Second, discipline modeled on methods traditionally used in prisons is targeted at black and Hispanic children. And third, liberal education in our inner-city schools has been increasingly replaced by culturally barren and robotic methods of instruction. Kozol pays tribute to those undefeated educators who persist against the odds, and offers a humane, dramatic challenge to our nation to fulfill at last the promise made some 50 years ago to all our youngest citizens.--From publisher description
Ordinary resurrections : children in the years of hope by Jonathan Kozol( Book )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 2,251 libraries worldwide
The children change, of course, from year to year as they learn more about the world; but the author is changed also by the generous and tender ways in which the children, step by step, unlock their secrets and unveil the mysteries of their belief to him."--BOOK JACKET
Fire in the ashes : twenty-five years among the poorest children in America by Jonathan Kozol( Book )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,826 libraries worldwide
Overview: In this powerful and culminating work about a group of inner-city children he has known for many years, Jonathan Kozol returns to the scene of his prize-winning books Rachel and Her Children and Amazing Grace, and to the children he has vividly portrayed, to share with us their fascinating journeys and unexpected victories as they grow into adulthood. For nearly fifty years, Jonathan has pricked the conscience of his readers by laying bare the savage inequalities inflicted upon children for no reason but the accident of being born to poverty within a wealthy nation. A winner of the National Book Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, and countless other honors, he has persistently crossed the lines of class and race, first as a teacher, then as the author of tender and heart-breaking books about the children he has called "the outcasts of our nation's ingenuity." But Jonathan is not a distant and detached reporter. His own life has been radically transformed by the children who have trusted and befriended him. Never has this intimate acquaintance with his subjects been more apparent, or more stirring, than in Fire in the Ashes, as Jonathan tells the stories of young men and women who have come of age in one of the most destitute communities of the United States. Some of them never do recover from the battering they undergo in their early years, but many more battle back with fierce and, often, jubilant determination to overcome the formidable obstacles they face. As we watch these glorious children grow into the fullness of a healthy and contributive maturity, they ignite a flame of hope, not only for themselves, but for our society. Education and politics, and the pressing issues that confront our public schools, are interwoven through the stories of these children. Why many children do succeed, graduate from high school, go on to college, and do well in higher education-while others don't survive the secondary grades, lose their hopes and motivation in their years of adolescence, and never finish high school-lies at the essence of this work
Letters to a young teacher by Jonathan Kozol( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,791 libraries worldwide
In the form of a series of affectionate letters to a first grade teacher at an inner-city school, educator Kozol vividly describes his repeated visits to her classroom while, under her irreverent questioning, he also reveals his own personal stories of the years that he has spent in public schools. This book reignites a number of the controversial issues Kozol has powerfully addressed in recent years: the mania of high-stakes testing that turns many classrooms into test-prep factories where spontaneity and critical intelligence are no longer valued, the invasion of our public schools by predatory private corporations, and the inequalities of urban schools that are once again almost as segregated as they were a century ago. But most of all, these letters are rich with the happiness of teaching, the curiosity and jubilant excitement children bring into the classroom when they are in the hands of an adoring and hard-working teacher.--From publisher description
On being a teacher by Jonathan Kozol( Book )
17 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,570 libraries worldwide
Offers a critique of the roles of teachers in America's public school system, outlining an approach to education based on such values as fairness, truth, and integrity that teaches students the importance of living constructively in the outside world
Free schools by Jonathan Kozol( Book )
14 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 1,486 libraries worldwide
Prisoners of silence : breaking the bonds of adult illiteracy in the United States by Jonathan Kozol( Book )
4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 1,063 libraries worldwide
Children of the revolution : a Yankee teacher in the Cuban schools by Jonathan Kozol( Book )
13 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 979 libraries worldwide
Alternative schools : a guide for educators and parents by Jonathan Kozol( Book )
5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 523 libraries worldwide
The shame of the nation [the restoration of apartheid schooling in America] by Jonathan Kozol( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 302 libraries worldwide
An analysis of urban education argues that conditions have worsened for inner-city children, looking at how liberal education is being replaced by high-stakes testing procedures, culturally barren and robotic methods of instruction, and harsh discipline
Letters to a young teacher by Jonathan Kozol( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 293 libraries worldwide
In these affectionate letters to Francesca, a first grade teacher at an inner-city school in Boston, Jonathan Kozol vividly describes his repeated visits to her classroom while, under Francesca?s likably irreverent questioning, also revealing his own most personal stories of the years that he has spent in public schools
Fire in the ashes [twenty-five years among the poorest children in America] by Jonathan Kozol( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
Tells the stories of young men and women who have come of age in one of the most destitude communities of the United States. Some of them never do recover from the battering they undergo in their early years, but many more battle back with fierce and, often, jubilant determination to overcome the formidable obstacles they face. As we watch these glorious children grow into the fullness of a healthy and contributive maturity, they ignite a flame of hope
Amazing grace the lives of children and the conscience of a nation by Jonathan Kozol( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
A book about about the hearts of children who grow up in the South Bronx - the poorest congressional district of our nation. The children we meet through the deepening friendships that evolve between Jonathan Kozol and their families defy the stereotypes of urban youth too frequently presented on TV and in newspapers. Tender, generous, and often religiously devout, they speak with painful clarity about the poverty and racial isolation that have wounded but not hardened them. "It's not like being in a jail," says 15-year-old Isabel. "It's more like being hidden. It's as if you have been put in a garage where, if they don't have room for something but aren't sure if they should throw it out, they put it there where they don't need to think of it again." Without rhetoric, but drawing extensively upon the words of children, parents, and priests, this book does not romanticize or soften the effects of violence and sickness
Ordinary resurrections by Jonathan Kozol( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
Unlike his previous books, Kozol presents this as almost entirely a narrative. Described are the children of New York's South Bronx, in their struggles and unlikely triumphs in one of the most impoverished urban neighborhoods. Seen are dedicated and inspired teachers in an underfunded but upbeat public elementary school, and we meet the parents and religious figures in the children's lives at St. Ann's Church
The fume of poppies by Jonathan Kozol( Book )
9 editions published between 1958 and 1962 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
 
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コゾル, ジョナサン
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