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The Predictable Failure of Educational Reform: Can We Change Course Before It's Too Late?

The Predictable Failure of Educational Reform: Can We Change Course Before It's Too Late?

Seymour B. Sarason

ISBN: 978-1-555-42623-1

Nov 1993, Jossey-Bass

208 pages

Select type: Paperback

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$44.00

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Sarason challenges educators to understand that to continue to struggle for 'power over' rather than 'power with' overlooks the mutual interest of all parties that will stifle any real progress in education reform. In a classroom utilizing effective teaching practices students would respond to the question, 'How do you rate this book?' with all thumbs up.


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1. Confronting Intractability.

2. Conceptualizing the Education System.

3. Internal and External Perspectives on the System.

4. Altering Power Relationships.

5. Case in Point: Power Relationships in the Classroom.

6. Obstacles to Change.

7. Reform Efforts: Implementation, Imitation, and Replication.

8. For Whom Do Schools Exist?

9. An Overarching Goal for Students.
"Sarason challenges educators to understand that to continue to struggle for 'power over' rather than `power with' overlooks the mutual interest of all parties that will stifle any real progress in education reform. In a classroom utilizing effective teaching practices students would respond to the question, `How do you rate this book?' with all thumbs up."