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The Productive High School: Creating Personalized Academic Communities (Paperback)
  • The Productive High School: Creating Personalized Academic Communities (Paperback)

The Productive High School: Creating Personalized Academic Communities (Paperback)

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Paperback 296 Pages / Published: 27/03/2001
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This book seeks to provide researched-based literature focused on high-school-level educational reform-an area not addressed very well by the current literature on school reform. The authors place the notion of "the productive high school" in a historical context, address research on productive high school classrooms, and link organizational structures and routines with enhanced learning.

Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
ISBN: 9780761977780
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 254 x 177 x 19 mm


"This important book explores the fundamental reasons why our secondary schools look and work in the ways that they do, and synthesizes a substantial body of research in a highly readable form. It should be part of every secondary administrator's bookshelf and every university's preparation program."

-- Karen Seashore Louis

"Educators rarely find so many thoughts so well organized and in a single volume...the combination of theory, research, and example is a strength of this book...the authors present a compelling vision of what high schools can be."

-- Paul Goldman * NASSP Bulletin *

"Highly recommended for any educator in search of tips, tricks, and techniques for self improvement on the job."

-- The Midwest Book Review * December 2001 issue *

"This volume suggests powerful practice helpful for teachers, prospective teachers, and anyone with a vested interest in the contemporary public high school."

-- B. L. Nourie, Illinois State University * CHOICE, 2002 *

"The book should be useful to policy makers, teacher educators, administrators, schools, and communities planning for and working toward increased success and meaningful change in high schools. Its primary contribution is its potential to help schools understand why they are being encouraged to change in particular ways and what benefits they might expect from building on solid, empirical research."

-- Journal of Education for Students Place At Risk

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