Improving Schools from Within Teachers, Parents, and Principals Can Make the Difference

ISBN-10: 155542368X
ISBN-13: 9781555423681
Edition: 1991 (Reprint)
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Description: "A humane blueprint for school reform that--instead of starting with a 'deficiency' model of what teachers can't do and giving them 'inservice' workshops ad infinitum--would build on the educational staff's existing strengths." -The New York Times  More...

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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/3/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

"A humane blueprint for school reform that--instead of starting with a 'deficiency' model of what teachers can't do and giving them 'inservice' workshops ad infinitum--would build on the educational staff's existing strengths." -The New York Times Book Review Barth hows how communication, collegiality, and risk-taking among adults can create an atmosphere of learning and leadership for all.

Roland S. Barth Roland S. Barth is one of the country's most renowned educators and the author of the best-selling Jossey-Bass book "Improving Schools from Within" (over 100,000 copies sold). He has been a public school teacher and principal, recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a member of the faculty of Harvard University where he founded the Harvard Principals' Center and the International Network of Principals' Centers.

American educator Theodore Sizer was born in New Haven, Connecticut, and was educated at Yale and Harvard universities. He has served as headmaster of Phillips Academy, dean of the Graduate School of Education at Harvard, and is currently professor of education and chairman of the Coalition of Essential Schools at Brown University. For over 25 years, Sizer has been one of the leading critics of American education in the United States, endorsing structural and curricular reform in order to improve the public schools. In addition to being the author of numerous books, he also has written for a number of journals, including Saturday Review and Psychology Today.

Foreword
A Crisis of Confidence
Adversaries Within the Schoolhouse
Becoming Colleagues
Building a Community of Learners
Teachers as Learners
Principals as Learners
Learning to Lead
Practice into Prose
Between School and University
Becoming a Community of Leaders
Visions of Good Schools
A Personal Vision

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