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ERIC Number: ED533260
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 192
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-0-8077-4858-7
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Spectacular Things Happen along the Way: Lessons from an Urban Classroom. Teaching for Social Justice
Schultz, Brian D.
Teachers College Press
A fresh take on what happens when a teacher says enough is enough and does the unthinkable: design a curriculum based on their students' actual needs and aspirations. Flying in the face of reason, Brian Schultz did just that when he challenged his 5th grade class in urban Chicago to name a problem in their community that they wanted to solve. As the students of Room 405 focus on replacing their dilapidated school building, a historic voyage of repair and healing begins. Ultimately, it is their own questions and incredible accomplishments that make them realize their commitment and ability to change the world around them. This gem captures the remarkable transformations of everyone involved. "Spectacular Things Happen Along the Way" is a significant reminder of the influence of our nation's determined teachers and what they can achieve when they go against the grain of rigid curriculums and authoritarian standardized testing. Schultz's debut work is a must-read for anyone who believes in the power of challenging convention, the authority of human compassion, and finding solutions that work for America's youth. [Foreword by Carl A. Grant.]
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois