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ERIC Number: ED411221
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 173
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8077-3641-4
How Schools Might Be Governed and Why.
Sarason, Seymour B.
This is a critique of the current system of governance in public education. Chapters include: (1) "Statement of the Problem," which introduces the issues related to educational reform and provides some examples of previous successes and failures; (2) "The Non-Learning, Non-Self-Correcting System," in which the current system is described as not being capable of reform; (3) "The Context of Productive Learning," in which adults are held to be responsible for determining where the child is and reaching the child; (4) "The Governors: Teachers and Parents," with different recommendations for governance at each level of public education and an emphasis on responsibility being assigned to both parents and teachers for educational outcomes; (5) "Some Self-Correcting Features"; (6) "Are Principals Necessary?"; (7) "Redefining Resources"; (8) "Beyond the Classroom"; (9) "The Preparation of Educators," which includes a proposal for a year-long field experience in classrooms at all grade levels for all education students; and (10) "A System That Does Not and Cannot Learn." (Contains 58 references.) (JLS)
Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027 (hardback: ISBN-0-8077-3642-2, $46.00; paperback: ISBN-0-8077-3641-4, $21.95).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A