Schools of Thought. How the Politics of Literacy Shape Thinking in the Classroom

  • ID: 2216478
  • Book
  • 290 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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"Captures the breadth, depth, and urgency of education reform.... I recommend it to other policy makers, whether they be in the midst of reform or contemplating it."

Bill Clinton

"Brown imaginatively and uniquely connects rich portraits of classrooms with a vision of how public policy can encourage thoughtfulness in our schools."
Theodore R. Sizer, chairman, Coalition of Essential Schools, Brown University

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1. Back to Basics in the Rural South.

2. Hand–Me–Down Literacy.

3. Language and Culture on the Reservation.

4. An Urban District: One Foot on the Gas, the Other on the Brakes.

5. The Politics of Literacy.

6. When Teachers Talk.

7. A Higher Literacy in Toronto.

8. Cultivating a Literacy of Thoughtfulness.

Guidelines for Program Review from the Ontario Ministry of Education.
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REXFORD G. BROWN is a senior fellow at the Education Commission of the States. He is the director of a five–year, million–dollar project, Policy and Higher Literacies, funded by the MacArthur Foundation. He has taught high school, college, and adult education.
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