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Urban Schools : Crisis and Revolution - James Deneen

Urban Schools

Crisis and Revolution

Paperback Published: 1st September 2011
ISBN: 9781610480871
Number Of Pages: 160

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Urban Schools: Crisis and Revolution describes America's inner-city public schools and the failure of most to provide even a minimally adequate education for their students. With numerous examples, James Deneen and Carm Catanese argue that these failures are preventable.

Early chapters document the two-tiered character of American public schools, the tragic consequences of failing schools for millions of students-mostly Black and Hispanic-and the financial costs to American society.

In later chapters, Deneen and Catanese describe the special problems of inner-city schools and the changes in school organization and curriculum needed to overcome them. They also provide examples of schools in severely disadvantaged communities in which such changes have enabled students to succeed academically, graduate, and enter college.

In the final chapters, the authors examine the public and non-public school options available to urban parents. They discuss school choice, a hotly debated issue in urban education.

The book concludes with a plan, consisting of six recommendations, for reforming a failing urban school.

Forewordp. vii
Introductionp. 1
The Problemp. 3
Two-Tiered Educationp. 5
Schools and Societyp. 19
Schools and the Statep. 27
Urban Schools across Americap. 31
America Compared with the Worldp. 35
Barriers to Changep. 41
Basic Factors In School Renewalp. 49
Does Poverty Mean Failure?p. 51
Essentials in Successful Schoolsp. 57
Leadership and Responsibilitiesp. 67
Reforming Failing Schoolsp. 77
Restructuringp. 79
Teachers and Parentsp. 89
Language and Extended Instructionp. 95
p. 105
Public School Choicesp. 107
Nonpublic Optionsp. 125
Conclusion: Reforming a Failing School: A Six-Step Programp. 131
References and Bibliographyp. 137
Internet Resourcesp. 141
Glossaryp. 143
About the Authorsp. 147
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ISBN: 9781610480871
ISBN-10: 1610480872
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st September 2011
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.4  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.25

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