In Schools We Trust : Creating Communities of Learning in an Era of Testing and Standardization
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Description: "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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Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 8/1/2003
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
|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|