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A place called school : prospects for the future / John I. Goodlad

Main Author Goodlad, John I. Country Estados Unidos. Publication New York : McGraw-Hill, cop. 1984 Description XIX, 396 p. ; 23 cm ISBN 0-07-023627-5 CDU 371
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

"First published 20 years ago, "A Place Called School "is the revolutionary account of the largest on-scene study of U.S. schools ever conducted. Carried on over four years, trained investigators entered more than 1,000 classrooms nationwide to talk to teachers, students, administrators, parents, and other community members. The result is this report. Written by one of the nation's most astute and experienced educators, Goodlad's message of optimism and his agenda for improvement have only grown in importance since the book's original publication.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Foreword (p. ix)
  • Preface (p. xxiii)
  • Chapter 1 Can We Have Effective Schools? (p. 1)
  • Chapter 2 We Want It All (p. 33)
  • Chapter 3 Beyond Academics (p. 61)
  • Chapter 4 Inside Classrooms (p. 93)
  • Chapter 5 Access to Knowledge (p. 130)
  • Chapter 6 Teachers and the Circumstances of Teaching (p. 167)
  • Chapter 7 What Schools and Classrooms Teach (p. 197)
  • Chapter 8 The Same But Different (p. 246)
  • Chapter 9 Improving the Schools We Have (p. 271)
  • Chapter 10 Beyond the Schools We Have (p. 321)
  • Afterword (p. 363)
  • Notes (p. 383)
  • Index (p. 399)

Author notes provided by Syndetics

John Goodlad was born in British Columbia, Canada, and educated at the University of British Columbia and the University of Chicago. A former dean of the graduate school of education at the University of California at Los Angeles, he has also been a professor of education at the University of Washington.

Goodlad has written more than 20 books and hundreds of articles on education. Among his best-known works are The Ecology of School Renewal (1987) and A Place Called School: Prospects for the Future (1984). A major figure in the educational reform movements that began in the 1980s, he has been a leading figure in the field of teacher education for the past 30 years. In addition to his teaching and writing, Goodlad directs the state Partnerships for Educational Renewal throughout the United States, and he also is active in many educational organizations and task forces.

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