Place Called School

ISBN-10: 0070236275

ISBN-13: 9780070236271

Edition: 1984

Authors: John I. Goodlad

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"First published 20 years ago, "A Place Called School "is the revolutionary account of the largest on-scene study of U.S. schools ever conducted. Carried on over four years, trained investigators entered more than 1,000 classrooms nationwide to talk to teachers, students, administrators, parents, and other community members. The result is this report. Written by one of the nation's most astute and experienced educators, Goodlad's message of optimism and his agenda for improvement have only grown in importance since the book's original publication.
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 1984
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Trade
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.90" wide x 8.90" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 0.066
Language: English

John Goodlad was born in British Columbia, Canada, and educated at the University of British Columbia and the University of Chicago. A former dean of the graduate school of education at the University of California at Los Angeles, he has also been a professor of education at the University of Washington. Goodlad has written more than 20 books and hundreds of articles on education. Among his best-known works are The Ecology of School Renewal (1987) and A Place Called School: Prospects for the Future (1984). A major figure in the educational reform movements that began in the 1980s, he has been a leading figure in the field of teacher education for the past 30 years. In addition to his teaching and writing, Goodlad directs the state Partnerships for Educational Renewal throughout the United States, and he also is active in many educational organizations and task forces.

Foreword
Preface
Can We Have Effective Schools?
We Want It All
Beyond Academics
Inside Classrooms
Access to Knowledge
Teachers and the Circumstances of Teaching
What Schools and Classrooms Teach
The Same But Different
Improving the Schools We Have
Beyond the Schools We Have
Afterword
Notes
Index
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