Beyond Counterfeit Reforms: Forging an Authentic Future for All Learners (Paperback)
  • Beyond Counterfeit Reforms: Forging an Authentic Future for All Learners (Paperback)

Beyond Counterfeit Reforms: Forging an Authentic Future for All Learners (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 01/03/2001
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Have you ever asked yourself, 'Why do we do this?' when faced with the day-to-day realities of school, such as report cards, standardized tests, or textbooks? Chances are, if you are like most Americans, you haven't. William Spady has, however, and in Beyond Counterfeit Reforms he questions the dead-end assumptions of American education. He asserts a set of five 'research realities' that should be the foundation of any truly learner-centered system: Human Potential, Human Learning, Domains of Living, Future Conditions, and Life Performance. Not only does Spady thoroughly articulate the bad news about the deep organizational flaws in our schools, but he develops the model of a Total Learning Community-a profoundly compelling description of a possible education and society which makes current reform methods look superficial and misguided in comparison.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780810840096
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 229 x 148 x 13 mm

Spady reaches beyond the superficial to enable readers to see education through new eyes. The solutions he proposes create new, exciting structures for children. -- Vickie Phelps Ed.D
Beyond Counterfeit Reforms is must-reading for all educators, parents, and community members. Spady's writing provides a wonderful catalyst for entire communities to gather and create dynamic schools. To ignore this book is to ignore the opportunity for children's success now and in the future. -- Kurt Anderson Ph.D
The more I read, the more I was moved by how articulately this document expressed what I had been thinking about learners, learning, living, and education. * American School Board Journal *
Beyond Counterfeit Reforms offers educational, business, and political leaders a realistic blueprint for meeting the learning challenges of the 21st century. -- Stephen Waddell, Ed.D., superintendent of Tuloso-Midway Independent School District in Corpus Christi, Texas

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