Dark Side of School Reform Teaching in the Space Between Reality and Utopia

ISBN-10: 1578863058

ISBN-13: 9781578863051

Edition: 2006

Authors: Jeffrey S. Brooks

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This book investigates what it means to teach, lead, and live during times of ongoing and intense change and offers insights that might help committed professionals better serve the needs of students as they seek to implement their own reforms in the ever-shifting organizations public schools have become.
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List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Education
Publication date: 12/14/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 210
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Introduction: Exploring the Dark Side of School Reform
Add Duties, Subtract Duties; Add Responsibilities, Subtract Responsibilities; Add Rigmarole, Subtract Rigmarole
Teaching as an Everyday Ambiguity: Who Is Doing What, Where, When, Why, and How?
The "Old Guard" versus the "New Way"
Snake Charmers in the Star Chamber
Strangers in a Strange School: Isolated Instructors, Divided Departments, Fractured Faculty
There's No "I" in the Word "School"
Distraction + Disorientation = Disaffection
Leading with Smoke and Mirrors: Of Misty Missions, Vague Values, and Floating Philosophies
Coda or Refrain? Reforming Again and Again and Again and Again ...
Teaching in the Space between Reality and Utopia
Methodological Appendix
About the Author
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