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ERIC Number: EJ868302
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1052-8938
Loud and Clear
Meier, Deborah
Horace, v25 n2-3 Fall 2009
In this article, the author talks about Ted Sizer and describes him as a "schoolman," a Mr. Chips figure with all the romance that surrounded that image. Accustomed to models of brute power, parents, teachers, bureaucrats, and even politicians were attracted to his message of common decency. There's a way of talking about, and to, school people that has become so commonplace that they have grown indifferent to the callous treatment. Sizer was always at the other end of the spectrum, reminding teachers of what attracted them to become teachers to start with. In his way, Sizer thought of school itself as a form of extended, enriched, and deepened conversation between friends which perfectly matched the author's view of kindergarten. The author urges the readers to keep Sizer's voice loud and clear as they look at their work in school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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