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ERIC Number: ED081062
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Pages: 32
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A School Without Failure: A Description of the Glasser Approach in the Palo Alto Unified School District.
Keepes, Bruce D.
Glasser builds his alternative, a "School Without Failure," on an analysis of what children need to achieve a successful identity and on an examination of the ways in which schools affect children to teach them failure. The author discusses the Glasser approach and describes an attempt to implement the approach in a Palo Alto elementary school. The author observes that, after four years of operating on the Glasser plan, the school staff is noticeably committed to creating a success-oriented experience for students as evidenced by the warm teacher-pupil relationship, the emphasis on individualized instruction, the absence of arbitrary universal standards, the problem-solving approach to discipline, and the general sense of joint effort observable both within the classroom and within the school as a whole. (Author/JF)
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