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Author Glickman, Carl D.

Title Revolutionizing America's schools / Carl D. Glickman.

Published San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass Publishers, c1998.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  370.973 GLIC    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description xiii, 207 p. ; 24 cm.
Series Jossey-Bass education series
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-195) and index.
Contents Introduction: A Vision of Democracy -- Pt. 1. On Democracy. Democracy - What Is It? Democracy and Education. Ambiguity and Informed Minds -- Pt. 2. On Pedagogy. Powerful Learning. School Structures for Teaching. Teacher Education and Public Schools. Governing for the Future -- Pt. 3. On Getting Beyond. Wealth and Welfare. Isms and Reasons. Religion, Secular Humanism, and Geese. Who Owns the Child? Constitutional Hope for Education -- Pt. 4. On Differences. Race and Education. Suffrage, Gender, and Listening. From Our Ancestors -- Pt. 5. On Change. Finding Room for School Change. Listening to Students. Leadership for Democracy -- Conclusion: Democracy as Education.
Summary Carl D. Glickman tackles education's most urgent questions. Who should govern schools? Whose values should schools represent? How should teachers teach? Does educational truth lie in the Western canon or in a multicultural curriculum? How does democratic change occur?
Unlike most abstract discussions about the value of democracy in education and in the community. Revolutionizing America's Schools makes practical connections between schools and the American dream of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The book directly addresses issues of race, culture, gender, and religion and reveals how understanding these issues can contribute to purposeful change. Glickman shows how democracy, when applied to the theory and practice of education, can become the most powerful way to teach and learn. He outlines a set of activities designed to increase student activity, choice, participation, connection, and contribution. Most important, Glickman connects democratic rhetoric to actioncovering such practicalities as student grouping, class schedules, curriculum selection, and school leadership.
Subject Education -- Aims and objectives -- United States.
Educational change -- United States.
Democracy -- United States.
School improvement programs -- United States.
ISBN 0787909440 (cloth : acid-free paper)