ERIC Number: ED264171
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
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Horace's Compromise. The Dilemma of the American High School.
Sizer, Theodore R.
This book urges renewed public attention to the importance of teaching in high schools and to the complexity and subtlety of that craft. While our system of schools contains many consequential characteristics--for example, the subjects of the curriculum, the organization of programs for special groups--none is more important than who the teachers are and how they work. Without good teachers, sensibly deployed, schooling is barely worth the effort. This is especially true in secondary education, where rapidly developing young people first face complicated issues that require careful reasoning. High schools exist not merely to subject the pupils to brute training...but to develop their powers of thought, of taste, and of judgement. (Author)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, High School Students, High Schools, School Effectiveness, Secondary School Teachers, Student Motivation, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching (Occupation)
Houghton Mifflin Co., Two Park Street, Boston, MA 02108 ($16.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Association of Independent Schools, Boston, MA. Commission on Educational Issues.; National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.
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