ERIC Number: ED371459
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Character First: The Hyde School Difference.
Gauld, Joseph W.
This book describes the 27-year-old Hyde School and its innovative family-school partnership. The school focuses on the development of character as a prerequisite to academic achievement. It strives to instill the following values in its students: courage, integrity, leadership, curiosity, and concern. The founder of the school, Joseph M. Gauld, uses anecdotal evidence to show how one school has created a guiding philosophy and unified sense of purpose. Chapter 1 outlines the principles on which Hyde School is based. The second chapter describes situations that illustrate the principles in action. The "growing pains" encountered by the school, its faculty, and students are described in the third chapter. Chapter 4 discusses the natural progression of growth that all students seem to follow--motions, effort, and excellence. Chapter 5 shows how Hyde School draws on and reinforces the strengths of families to make a difference in students' lives. The need for healthy parenting and ways to enhance parent involvement are described in the sixth and seventh chapters. The final chapter calls for a radical change in America's education system through a commitment to character development and family involvement. (LMI)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Involvement, Nontraditional Education, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Partnerships in Education, School Effectiveness
Institute for Contemporary Studies, 520 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 ($18.95).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for Contemporary Studies, San Francisco, CA. Center for Self-Governance.