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ERIC Number: ED497994
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 120
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8077-4815-3
"You Won't Remember Me": The Schoolboys of Barbiana Speak to Today
Hoffman, Marvin
Teachers College Press
In this volume in the "Between Teacher and Text Series", the author provides a contemporary interpretation of the 1967 text "Letter to a Teacher by the Schoolboys of Barbiana". The original text, a searing indictment of class bias in Italian schools, was released in English in 1970, and its ideas about education and socioeconomic class influenced an entire generation of American educators. Featuring most of the original text coupled with Hoffman's commentary, "You Won't Remember Me" provides an alternative vision of how today's public schools can provide a quality education for all children. Alongside the voices of the schoolboys of Barbiana, Hoffman addresses the purposes of education, the effects of race and class, and what can and should be done to help students rise above social impediments to learning.
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Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Italy