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The Public Purpose of Education and Schooling : Jossey-Bass Education - John I. Goodlad

The Public Purpose of Education and Schooling

Jossey-Bass Education

Paperback

Published: 12th March 1997
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"I have been waiting for this book for a decade. In an age in which the national debate on school reform is concerned principally with tactics and process, this volume focuses on the most important of all questions. What is the purpose of school? How do we know if a school is working? The authors are the most highly regarded names in education. This is an important book for anyone interested in schooling in America today."
-- Arthur Levine, president, Teachers College, Columbia University

"An essential resource for those grappling with policy, history, and politics in education." (Educational Leadership)

"I have been waiting for this book for a decade. In an age in whichthe national debate on school reform is concerned principally withtactics and process, this volume focuses on the most important ofall questions. What is the purpose of school? How do we know if aschool is working? The authors are the most highly regarded namesin education. This is an important book for anyone interested inschooling in America today." (Arthur Levine, president, TeachersCollege, Columbia University)

"Anyone who has felt the onset of cynicism as wave after wave of`school reform' fades unnoticed will feel a burst of new optimismafter reading this book. Goodlad and his colleagues remind usforcefully how worthy the ideal of public schooling is and howcrucial it is to democracy and to the improvement of society'sinfrastructure." (Barry Munitz, chancellor, The California StateUniversity)

"This book is a genuinely helpful guide for going back to thebasics in public school governance. It establishes a crediblecontext in which the public purpose of education and schoolingshould be reexamined today by community leaders in America's 15,000public school districts. It is a solid basis on which to begin andcarry forth in each local community a searching review of thephilosophy of the fundamental purpose of the public schools."(Thomas A. Shannon, executive director emeritus, National SchoolBoards Association)

"The discussion started here by a panel of distinguished educatorsshould become widespread among all those concerned with the meaningof 'public' in public education." (Nel Noddings, Lee L. JacksProfessor of Child Education, School of Education, StanfordUniversity)

Introduction: The Changing Purposes of Education and Schooling: A Look Back.

CONCEPTS.

1. Public Schooling: Education for Democracy (Benjamin R. Barber).

2. The Meanings of? Public Education? (Theodore R. Sizer).

3. Education, Equity, and the Right to Learn (Linda Darling-Hammond).

4. On Restoring Public and Private Life (Gary D Fenstermacher).

5. Toward a Democratic Rhetoric of Schooling (Donna H. Kerr).

6. Democracy: Do We Really Want It? (Roger Soder).

CONVERSATIONS.

7. Education for Civility and Civitas (Panel Discussion).

8. Prospects for Reform (Conversation with the Audience).

A PUBLIC AGENDA?

9. Reprise and a Look Ahead (John I. Goodlad).

ISBN: 9780787909345
ISBN-10: 0787909343
Series: Jossey-Bass Education
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 12th March 1997
Publisher: JOSSEY BASS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.17 x 15.22  x 1.32
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1