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Author Rose, Mike (Michael Anthony)

Title Why school? : reclaiming education for all of us / Mike Rose
Published New York : New Press : Distributed by Perseus Distribution, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (x, 177 pages .)
Contents In search of a fresh language of schooling -- Finding our way : the experience of education -- No Child Left Behind and the spirit of democratic education -- Business goes to school -- Politics and knowledge -- Reflections on intelligence in the workplace and the schoolhouse -- On values, work, and opportunity -- Standards, teaching, learning -- Remediation at the university -- Re-mediating remediation -- Soldiers in the classroom -- A language of hope -- Finding the public good through the details of classroom life -- Conclusion: The journey back and forward
Summary "Why School? challenges today's narrow focus on high-stakes testing and economic competition. It also serves as a critical reminder of the broader purposes of school: the intellectual, social, civic, and ethical development of individuals."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-177)
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Subject Democracy and education -- United States.
Education -- Aims and objectives -- United States.
Public schools -- United States.
Democracy and education.
Education -- Aims and objectives.
Public schools.
Skolan -- Förenta staterna.
Undervisningsväsen -- Förenta staterna.
United States.
Genre/Form Nonfiction
Form Electronic book
ISBN 162097004X