In Schools We Trust : Creating Communities of Learning in an Era of Testing and Standardization

ISBN-10: 0807031518

ISBN-13: 9780807031513

Edition: 2003

Authors: Deborah Meier

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"A wise and beautiful book that elevates the level of debate on tests and school reform." -Jonathan Kozol, author of Savage Inequalities A visionary look at trust and schools that takes on some of today"s hottest education issues-from testing to small schools-all grounded in stories of the innovative and hugely successful public schools Deborah Meier has famously founded. "A rich, nuanced reflection on trust and schooling that examines trust"s many layers. . . . A terrific, important book." -Mike Rose, author of Possible Lives "A passionate, jargon-free plea for a rerouting of educational reform, sure to energize committed parents, progressive educators and maybe even a politician or two." -Publishers Weekly "Listen carefully to Deborah Meier"s In Schools We Trust: She speaks to the heart of a school-and of democracy itself." -Theodore R. Sizer, author of Horace"s Compromise and founder of the Coalition of Essential Schools. MacArthur Awardwinning educator Deborah Meier is author of The Power of Their Ideas (Beacon / 3113-5 / $14.00 pb) and Will Standards Save Public Education? (Beacon / 0441-3 / $12.00 pb). She lives in Hillsdale, New York, and Boston, Massachusetts.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 8/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Introduction
Trust and the Culture of Schools
Learning in the Company of Adults
Experiments in Trust: The Mission Hill School and Others
Parents and Schools
Teachers Trusting Teachers
Trusting Each Other's Agendas and Intentions: The Dynamics of Race and Class
Testing and Trust
Why Tests Don't Test What We Think They Do
Standardization versus Standards
The Achievement Gap
A Broader Vision
Scaling Up: Stacking the Odds in Favor of the Best
Democracy and Public Education
Suggested Readings
Acknowledgments
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