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ERIC Number: ED531325
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 143
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4331-1496-0
A Persistent Reformer: Jonathan Kozol's Work to Promote Equality in America. Adolescent Cultures, School and Society. Volume 59
Ognibene, Richard, Ed.
Peter Lang New York
Jonathan Kozol has been a leading educational critic and social activist since 1967 when "Death at an Early Age," his book about racism in Boston's schools, was published and won a National Book Award. Since then, Kozol has written eleven more books which focus on such issues as segregation in schools and society, poverty, inequitable school funding, effective teaching and curriculum choices that help create good citizens and good learners, teacher leadership in matters related to social justice, literacy, and homelessness. This book organizes Kozol's texts by topic, analyzes his perspective and proposed solutions for the issue under review, and examines the contemporary status of those issues to determine the continuing relevance of Kozol's ideas today. "A Persistent Reformer" is a critical read for pre-service and in-service teachers, graduate students, administrators, and anyone concerned about educational reform today. Contents include: (1) Foreword (Nicholas Michelli); (2) Preface (Richard Ognibene); (3) Introduction (Richard Ognibene); (4) School Segregation Then and Now (Erica Frankenberg and Tiffanie Lewis); (5) "Amazing Grace and Ordinary Resurrections": A Prophetic Cry of Rage and Anguish (Sue Books); (6) Still Savage, Still Unequal (Jane Fowler Morse); (7) Stirring Up Noble Discontent: Jonathan Kozol Talks to Teachers (Timothy Glander); (8) Jonathan Kozol on Teaching (Richard Ognibene); (9) On Lanterns and Footwalkers: Jonathan Kozol's Vision for Literacy for Our Times (Jennifer Danridge Turner and Kelsey Pope); and (10) Lessons for Today's Homeless Families and Immigrants: Reading Jonathan Kozol's "Rachel and Her Children" (Fred Boehrer).
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Students; Teachers; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A