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Title Loving Learning How Progressive Education Can Save America s Schools
Author Tom Little
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date 2015-03-02
Category Education
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780393246179
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Noted educator Tom Little and Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Katherine Ellison reveal the home-grown solution to turning American students into life-long learners. The longtime head of Park Day School, Tom Little embarked on a tour of 43 progressive schools across the country. In this book, his life’s work, he interweaves his teaching experience, the knowledge he gleaned from his trip, and the history of Progressive Education. As Little and Katherine Ellison reveal, these educators and schools invigorate learning and promote inquisitiveness by allowing the curriculum to grow organically out of children's questions—whether they lead to studying the senses, working on a farm, or re-creating a desert ecosystem in the classroom. We see curious students draw on information across disciplines to think in imaginative yet practical ways, like in a "Mini-Maker Faire" or designing and building a chair from scratch. Becoming good citizens was another of Little's goals. He believed in the need for students to learn how to become advocates for themselves, from setting rules on the playground to engaging in issues of social justice in the wider community. Using the philosophy of Progressive Education, schools can prepare students to shape a vibrant future in the arts and sciences for themselves and the nation.

Teaching In The Cracks by Brian D. Schultz

Title Teaching in the Cracks
Author Brian D. Schultz
Publisher Teachers College Press
Release Date 2017
Category Education
Total Pages 127
ISBN 9780807775684
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This engaging book shows how teachers and schools are creating emergent, democratic, progressive education amidst the current context of high stakes accountability. In this follow-up to his bestseller, Spectacular Things Happen Along the Way, Schultz explores how today’s rhetoric and restrictive mandates result in curriculum that fails to capture the attention of students. For meaningful learning that develops transferable skills and engages students, teachers and sometimes whole schools need to find spaces to “teach in the cracks” so that students can connect with issues relevant to their lives. Teaching in the Cracks provides both a theoretical and practical foundation for incorporating an action-focused curriculum that meets academic standards and provides students with opportunities for agency and to use their voices in their own learning. “Through compelling examples, Brian Schultz shares how educators can help students use their powers.” —From the Foreword by Deborah Meier, teacher, principal, and advocate “This book is an invitation to rethink teaching from top to bottom, to dive into classroom life as a passionate adventure in discovery and surprise.” —From the Afterword by William Ayers, education activist “For teachers who genuinely seek to make a difference through their work, this book will be a helpful resource.” —Pedro A. Noguera, University of California, Los Angeles

Title Diverse Families Desirable Schools
Author Mira Debs
Publisher Harvard Education Press
Release Date 2021-03-09
Category Education
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781682533093
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In Diverse Families, Desirable Schools, Mira Debs offers a richly detailed study of public Montessori schools, which make up the largest group of progressive schools in the public sector. As public Montessori schools expand rapidly as alternatives to traditional public schools, the story of these schools, Debs points out, is a microcosm of the broader conflicts around public school choice. Drawing on historical research, interviews with public Montessori educators, and ethnographic case studies, Debs explores the forces that pull intentionally diverse, progressive schools toward elitism. At the heart of Debs’s book is a thoughtful analysis of the notion of “fit” between parents and schools—an idea that is central to school choice, which is often marketed as an opportunity for parents to find the perfect fit for their kids. By exploring parents’ varied motivations in choosing these schools and observing how families experience—or fail to experience—a “good fit” after having chosen a particular school, Debs makes an original contribution to the literature on school choice and sheds light on the dilemmas entailed in maintaining diversity in progressive charter and magnet schools.

Title Descriptive Inquiry in Teacher Practice
Author Cara E. Furman
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2021-01-08
Category Education
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9780807764862
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

"What does it mean to teach for human dignity? How does one do so? This practical book shows how the leaders at four urban public schools used a process called Descriptive Inquiry to create democratic schools that promote and protect human dignity. The authors argue that teachers must attend to who a child is and find a way to create classrooms that allow everyone to feel safe and express ideas. Responding to the perennial question of how to cultivate teachers, they offer an approach that attends to both ethical development and instructional methods. They also provide a way forward for school leaders seeking to listen to, and provide guidance for, their staff. At its core, Descriptive Inquiry in Teacher Practice champions a commitment to schools as places in which children, teachers, and leaders can learn how to live and work well together. Book Features: Illustrates how to take an inquiry stance toward the difficult issues that educators face every day; Examines how themes regularly addressed in foundations can be used to improve schools; Includes engaging portraits of progressive urban schools that showcase the qualities of the leaders that guide them; Demonstrate the power of a progressive and humanistic education for children of color and for those from lower-income backgrounds"--

Title These Schools Belong to You and Me
Author Deborah Meier
Publisher Beacon Press
Release Date 2017-09-19
Category Education
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9780807024744
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A challenge to narrow, profit-driven conceptions of school success and an argument for protecting public education to ensure that all students become competent citizens in a vibrant democracy In These Schools Belong to You and Me, MacArthur award–winning educator, reformer, and author Deborah Meier draws on her fifty-plus years of experience to argue that the purpose of universal education is to provide young people with an “apprenticeship for citizenship in a democracy.” Through an intergenerational exchange with her former colleague and fellow educator Emily Gasoi, the coauthors analyze the last several decades of education reform, challenging narrow profit-driven conceptions of school success. Reflecting on the trajectory of education and social policies that are leading our country further from rule “of, for, and by the people,” the authors apply their extensive knowledge and years of research to address the question of how public education must change in order to counter the erosion of democratic spirit and practice in schools and in the nation as a whole. Meier and Gasoi candidly reflect on the successes, missteps, and challenges they experienced working in democratically governed schools, demonstrating that it is possible to provide an enriched education to all students, not just the privileged few. Arguing that public education and democracy are inextricably bound, and pushing against the tide of privatization, These Schools Belong to You and Me is a rousing call to both save and improve public schools to ensure that all students are empowered to help shape our future democracy.

Literacy Essentials by Regie Routman

Title Literacy Essentials
Author Regie Routman
Publisher Stenhouse Publishers
Release Date 2018-01-02
Category Education
Total Pages 482
ISBN 9781625310378
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

First edition published: Newark, Delaware: International Reading Association, 2012, under title Literacy and learning lessons from a longtime teacher.

I Learn From Children by Caroline Pratt

Title I Learn from Children
Author Caroline Pratt
Publisher Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Release Date 2014-06-16
Category Education
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780802192158
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The memoir of an innovative American educator and the remarkable school she built—“a lucid presentation of what progressive education can accomplish” (The New York Times). Over a century ago, American educator Caroline Pratt created an innovative school that fosters creativity and independent thought by asking the provocative question: “Was it unreasonable to try to fit the school to the child, rather than . . . the child to the school?” A strong-willed small-town schoolteacher who ran a one-room schoolhouse by the time she was seventeen, Pratt came to viscerally reject the teaching methods of her day, which often featured a long-winded teacher at the front of the room and rows of miserable children sitting on benches nailed to the floor. In this “persuasive presentation of progressive education,” Pratt recounts how she founded what is now the dynamic City and Country School in New York City, invented the “unit blocks” that have become a staple in classrooms around the globe, and played an important role in reimagining preschool and primary-school education in ways that are essential for the tumultuously creative time we live in today (Kirkus Reviews).

Title Teacher Performance Assessment and Accountability Reforms
Author Julie H. Carter
Publisher Springer
Release Date 2016-12-20
Category Education
Total Pages 217
ISBN 9781137560001
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Winner of the 2017 AESA Critic's Choice Book Award This book provides multiple perspectives on the dual struggle that teacher educators currently face as they make sense of edTPA while preparing their pre-service teachers for this high stakes teacher exam. The adoption of nationalized teacher performance exams has raised concerns about the influence of corporate interests in teacher education, the objectivity of nationalized teaching standards, and ultimately the overarching political and economic interests shaping the process, format, and nature of assessment itself. Through an arc of scholarship from various perspectives, this book explores a range of questions about the goals and interests at work in the roll out of the edTPA assessment and gives voice to those most affected by these policy changes, teacher educators, and teacher education students.

Title A Primer on America s Schools
Author Terry M. Moe
Publisher Hoover Institution Press
Release Date 2013-09-01
Category Education
Total Pages 324
ISBN 9780817999438
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

In this volume the eleven members of the Koret Task Force on K–12 Education provide a broad overview of the American education system—pulling together basic facts about its structure and operation, identifying key problems that hinder its performance, and offering perspectives on the requirements of genuine reform.

It S The Classroom Stupid by Kalman R. Hettleman

Title It s the Classroom Stupid
Author Kalman R. Hettleman
Publisher R&L Education
Release Date 2010-01-16
Category Education
Total Pages 218
ISBN 9781607095507
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This book presents a bold, unconventional plan to rescue our nation's schoolchildren from a failing public education system. The plan reflects the author's rare fusion of on-the-ground experience as school board member, public administrator and political activist and exhaustive policy research.

Humanities by Anonim

Title Humanities
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1982
Category Humanities
Total Pages 86
ISBN PURD:32754081674594
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Quest For Identity by Randall Bennett Woods

Title Quest for Identity
Author Randall Bennett Woods
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2005-03-07
Category History
Total Pages 86
ISBN 1139444263
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Quest for Identity is a survey of the American experience from the close of World War II, through the Cold War and 9/11, to the present. It helps students understand postwar American history through a seamless narrative punctuated with accessible analyses. Randall Woods addresses and explains the major themes that punctuate the period: the Cold War, the Civil Rights and Women's Rights movements, and other great changes that led to major realignments of American life. While political history is emphasized, Woods also discusses in equal measure cultural matters and socio-economic problems. Dramatic new patterns of immigration and migration characterized the period as much as the counterculture, the growth of television and the Internet, the interstate highway system, rock and roll, and the exploration of space. The pageantry, drama, irony, poignancy and humor of the American journey since World War II are all here.

Congressional Record by United States. Congress

Title Congressional Record
Author United States. Congress
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1967
Category Law
Total Pages 86
ISBN IND:30000126168719
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Title Best School in the World
Author Molly Hurd
Publisher James Lorimer & Company
Release Date 2017-04-01
Category Education
Total Pages 280
ISBN 9781459504691
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

There's a little-known school in Halifax that kids are excited to attend every day, right through until they graduate. It's a place where they absorb "real-world" skills, including critical thinking, and complex literacy, math and second-language abilities, so that they stick. They gather for intense, whole-school discussions on local issues, create art using geometric calculations, and dig into the school garden while learning about the biology of the native plant garden — all in one typical week. Over forty years, the Halifax Independent School has developed an approach to education that reflects the ideas of leading educators but follows no set formula. It offers parents and educators a vision of what schools could be like right across the country. In this account of "the best school in the world," readers will find ideas big and small for how Canadian schools could do a better job of engaging, challenging and educating their students.

Left Back by Diane Ravitch

Title Left Back
Author Diane Ravitch
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2001-07-31
Category Education
Total Pages 555
ISBN 9780743203265
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Explores the last hundred years of reform programs designed radically to improve American schools, arguing that reformers often lose sight of the primary goal of the educational system.

Title The Coolest School in America
Author Doug Thomas
Publisher R&L Education
Release Date 2005
Category Education
Total Pages 164
ISBN 1578861861
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This book describes the creation of and development of learning communities that are changing the conversation about what schools can be and do.

Title Leaders in the Historical Study of American Education
Author Wayne J. Urban
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date 2012-01-01
Category Education
Total Pages 325
ISBN 9789460917554
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This volume consists of twenty six autobiographical essays by leading historians of American education which document the enormous variety of paths taken to get into this field. A companion to earlier volumes on philosophy of education and curriculum studies, the historians in this volume reflect a wide variety of interests that underlay accomplishment in this scholarly field. They come from diverse backgrounds that have animated their scholarly careers in compelling ways. Readers in any variety of educational or historical study should learn from this volume how unplanned careers can still result in highly successful sets of accomplishments. That realization is a tribute both to the individual contributors and to the great attractiveness of educational history to committed scholars of various backgrounds and orientations.

Title Beyond Silenced Voices
Author Lois Weis
Publisher SUNY Press
Release Date 2021
Category Education
Total Pages 344
ISBN 0791483290
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A thoroughly revised and updated edition of the classic text. Focuses on the roles of hope, participation, and change in reforming American schools.

Title Central Park East and Its Graduates
Author David Bensman
Publisher Teachers College Press
Release Date 2000
Category Education
Total Pages 155
ISBN 0807739928
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

In 1974, Central Park East Elementary School (CPE) in East Harlem opened its doors with a mission to provide inner-city children with the finest educators and pedagogy available. Instead of saying that the old neighborhood had to be torn down and students more rigidly tracked, the reformers dared to ask the question, What would happen if we gave inner-city students the best education the country has to offer? The results of this bottom-up reform were astounding, and to this day, Central Park East is known as one of the most academically enriching schools in the United States. David Bensman gives voice to the extraordinary young adults who emerged from poverty as a result of the powerful educational experiences they received at CPE. A rich compilation of stories, this account establishes the power of public schooling and the value of community.