Democratic Education in Practice Inside the Mission Hill School

ISBN-10: 0807753807
ISBN-13: 9780807753804
Edition: N/A
List price: $47.50 Buy it from $14.98
eBook available
This item qualifies for FREE shipping

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy

Description: The Mission Hill School, founded by MacArthur Award winner Deoborah Meier and colleagues in 1997, is a small public school that has rethought almost everything about the process of teaching and learning. Beyond richly describing and evaluating this  More...

Used Starting from $23.52
New Starting from $35.23
eBooks Starting from $33.95
Buy
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
coins
coins
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
You could win $10,000

Get an entry for every item you buy, rent, or sell.

Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
Periodic Table Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Medical Terminology Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Medical Math Online content $4.95 $1.99

Customers also bought

Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading

Book details

List price: $47.50
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Publication date: 11/15/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

The Mission Hill School, founded by MacArthur Award winner Deoborah Meier and colleagues in 1997, is a small public school that has rethought almost everything about the process of teaching and learning. Beyond richly describing and evaluating this high-achieving school, the author argues that democratic education is increasingly difficult in this era of testing and standardization and that a school such as Mission Hill must be continually thoughtful, innovative, and courageous in counteracting systemic inequality. This in-depth examination is essential reading for anyone interested in how to better understand seemingly intractable problems related to urban public education in the U.S.This book features: an exemplary model of democratic education that shows the inner workings of a largely teacher-governed school; a rare example of an urban school implementing Dewey-influenced progressive pedagogy; in-depth descriptions of an anti-racist and culturally relevant pedagogy and curriculum; and a close examination of successful practices, including shared decision making, intensive problem solving, and looking at student work.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
How I Came to This Project
The Nature of This Book
The Central Argument of the Book
Reasons Why Mission Hill School Is Worth Examining
What Is and Is Not Covered Here
Organization of the Book
What Is Democratic Education and Why Is It So Difficult to Provide?
The Mission of the School
What Is Democratic Education?
Five Key Challenges to Democratic Education
Conclusion
The Politics and Practical Challenges of Opening a New School
Vignette: The Neighborhood
The Origins of Mission Hill School
The Practical Challenges of Opening a New School
Conclusion
The Promise and Challenges of Cultural Integration in a School
Vignette: A Family Night as It Unfolds
The Problem of School Segregation
The Demographics of Mission Hill School
Being Intentional About Integration
Building Community Among Students
Tensions and Challenges in Creating a Trust-Based, Integrated Community
The Importance of Cultural Diversity
Conclusion
Shared Decision Making at the School Level
Vignette: A Thorough Pre-Hire Vetting
The Governance Board of the School
Broad Community and Family Participation at the School
Staff Governance at Mission Hill School
Parent Participation in Decision Making at Mission Hill School
Student Involvement in Decision Making at Mission Hill School
Conclusion
Overt and Hidden Curricula at the Mission Hill School
Vignette: A Friday Share
Progressive Education and the Development of Habits of Mind for Critical Thinking
Fostering Positive Identity Development with Students
Education for Democratic Citizenship
Curriculum in an Early Childhood Classroom
Curriculum at the Middle Childhood Level
Middle School/Adolescent Curriculum
The Challenges of Differentiation for Learners of Various Abilities
Positive Evaluations of the Curriculum at Mission Hill School
Critiques of the School's Curriculum
Critical Reflection on Critiques of the Mission Hill School
Conclusion
Rethinking Assessment
Vignette: Snapshot of a Portfolio Presentation
Recognizing the Limits of Our Knowledge of Human Nature
The Politics of Standardized Testing at Mission Hill School
Portfolios as Challenging Curricula and Summative Assessments of Student Learning
Communication with Parents and Families About Student Assessments
Conclusion
Sustaining a Culture of Teacher Inquiry and Critical Reflection
Vignette: Learning from Colleagues
Knowledge Useful to Teaching Is Infinite
Qualities of a Good Teacher
Forms of Professional Development at Mission Hill School
Conclusion
What Does the Future Hold for Mission Hill School?
Vignette: Finding Graduates
Reflecting on the Difficulties of Creating a Culturally Integrated Community
Dilemmas Regarding the Teaching of Math and the Use of Standardized Tests
The Challenge of School Evaluation
Unanswered Questions About the School
Concluding Thoughts
Methodology for the Study
Site and Participants
Analysis of Data
Interview Questions
Interview Questions for Mission Hill School Founder Deborah Meier
Interview Questions for Mission Hill Teachers and Current Principal
Interview Questions for Mission Hill Parents
Interview Questions for Mission Hill Graduates
Notes
References
Index
About the Author

×
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.

×