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The skeptical visionary : a Seymour Sarason education reader

Author: Seymour Bernard Sarason; Robert L Fried
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Seymour Sarason, in the words of Carl Glickman, is "one of America's seminal thinkers about public education." For over four decades his has been a voice of much-needed skepticism about our plans for school reform, teacher training, and educational psychology. Now, for the first time, Sarason's essential writings on these and other issues are collected together, offering student and researcher alike with the range,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Seymour Bernard Sarason; Robert L Fried
ISBN: 1566399793 9781566399791 1566399807 9781566399807
OCLC Number: 49355605
Description: xii, 296 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: The Teacher --
Powerlessness Unanticipated --
You Know More Than You Think and More Than They Give You Credit For --
Why Teachers Must Also Be Psychologists --
Teaching as a Lonely Profession --
Power Relationships in the Classroom --
Constitutional Issues in the Classroom --
The "Nonreading" Professional --
The School --
The School Culture and Processes of Change --
Underestimating Complexity --
Programmatic and Behavioral Regularities --
Confronting Intractability --
Conceptualizing the Educational System --
Predictable Features and Problems in the Creation of Charter Schools and Other New Organizational Settings --
Students and Parents --
Themes from Childhood and Adolescence --
Columbine High School and Contexts of Productive Learning --
An Overarching Goal for Students --
Students as Teachers --
Parental Involvement and Power Struggles: Applying the Political Principle to Relationships Within the School and Beyond --
The Governors: Teachers and Parents --
The Political and Policy Agenda --
The Non-Learning, Non-Self-Correcting System --
Are Schools Unique Organizations? --
Our Expectations of Political Leaders --
America's Only Serious Education President --
What Should We Do? --
Tables of Contents from Sarason's Books on Education --
Educational Reform: A Self-Scrutinizing Memoir --
Questions You Should Ask About Charter Schools and Vouchers --
American Psychology and Schools --
Teaching as a Performing Art --
Charter Schools: Another Flawed Educational Reform?
Responsibility: edited by Robert L. Fried.

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Seymour Sarason, in the words of Carl Glickman, is "one of America's seminal thinkers about public education." For over four decades his has been a voice of much-needed skepticism about our plans for  Read more...

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