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Lopsided Schools: Case Method Briefings (Paperback)
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Lopsided Schools: Case Method Briefings (Paperback)

Paperback 232 Pages / Published: 16/01/2011
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Lopsided Schools introduces readers to the case method and helps the reader to use the case method to examine the scholastic challenges that critics posed from World War I to the present. Some critics have stirred up educators with threats to reduce their budgets or fire them. Others upset them with disconcerting questions. Should parents demand that their children learn speed reading? Should teachers emphasize vocational activities? Should principals train their own successors? Should superintendents award bonuses to teachers? Should employers hire the graduates with the highest scores on standardized tests? Should politicians assume greater responsibility for schooling? Should journalists publicize information about lopsided schools? This book examines these and the numerous other questions that critics posed.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781607097877
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 358 g
Dimensions: 232 x 155 x 14 mm

Critics have made suggestions about virtually every aspect of local, state, and federal education. Some of their suggestions, such as those embedded in No Child Left Behind, have been both praised and censured. While the proponents have detected the imprint of Mother Teresa, the opponents have detected that of Attila the Hun. Dr. Giordano's interesting and provocative analyses use the case method to answer a recurring and critically important question: how can educational policies and practices be improved? -- Richard P. West, Ph.D., executive director and professor, Center for the School of the Future, Utah State University
As one of education's leading historians, Gerry Giordano combines keen intelligence and well-researched scholarship to achieve a smart, balanced, and comprehensive examination of case methodology-a three-volume capstone of a legendary writing career. -- William Strong, emeritus professor, secondary education, Utah State University
In Lopsided Schools, Gerard Giordano offers administrators, educators, and parents opportunities to look at today's educational issues from historical perspectives. He skillfully utilizes case studies to help readers form thought-provoking insights about modern day educational problems. -- Jill Maunz, M.Ed., Exceptional Student Education Teacher, Clay County Schools

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