Run School Run (Paperback)
  • Run School Run (Paperback)

Run School Run (Paperback)

Paperback 268 Pages
Published: 12/12/1980
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Roland Barth believes that there is a way to create a school which, instead of insisting upon uniformity, builds upon diversity among students, teachers, and teaching styles. Unlike many educational theorists, Barth has had ample opportunity to test his beliefs during his many years as an elementary school principal. Run School Run is the chronicle of his theory in action, a nuts-and-bolts study of one school’s rocky but ultimately quite successful transition toward pluralist education.

For Barth, the case against an elementary education that is uniform in content and method is clear-cut: teacher abilities differ radically, and so do student needs. In the pluralist school, the problem is to find ways to put this variety to good use. Barth shows that the solution is essentially a matter of organization; he sets up a principal’s blueprint that offers teachers more control over curriculum content, teaching materials and methods, and composition of classes, in a way that ensures an educational coherence for each student.

Run School Run is a rich, readable account, a how-to book as well as a personal reminiscence on the initiation and administration of an environment in which teaching and learning are allowed to take on shapes of their own design.

Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674780378
Number of pages: 268
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


[Barth’s] ideas on what education is and how to make it happen are grounded in a strong appreciation for individuality—among teachers as well as students. [This] book is written with honesty and wit, making it not only a useful but an enjoyable guide for parents who want to improve their own children’s schools. - Washington Post

[Barth’s] commitment to encouraging the uniqueness of his students and staff pervades each chapter…[his] fresh insights make his book a valuable contribution to the field of education. - Library Journal

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