The Right to Learn: A Blueprint for Creating Schools That Work (Paperback)
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The Right to Learn: A Blueprint for Creating Schools That Work (Paperback)

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Paperback 420 Pages / Published: 09/08/2001
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Winner of AERA Outstanding Book Award in 1998 "While she recognizes the necessity for school reform and the complexity of implementing it, Darling-Hammond remains optimistic that systemic changes to ensure access to a meaningful education for all children are possible. Her book is positive and hopeful and serves as a fascinating account of American education and its promise of 'the right to learn' for all children." --Washington Post "Darling-Hammond's central claim is well worth listening to. She argues that American students do so poorly by comparison with students in other industrialized countries not because we don't give them enough work, but because our teaching is less thoughtful, and because we are obsessed with bureaucratic processes rather than educational outcomes." --New York Times Book ReviewOne of the nation's most respected educators provides a vision of exceptional, learner-centered schools and describes the policies and practices that are needed to create these schools on a system-wide basis.

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN: 9780787959425
Number of pages: 420
Weight: 570 g
Dimensions: 227 x 154 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"In The Right to Learn, Linda Darling-Hammond gives readers acomprehensive, thoughtful look at the condition of Americanschooling and sets forth proposals for its improvement . . . . Thiswell-organized and meticulously documented book presents an agendafor re-creating public education." (Washington Post)

"Darling-Hammond's central claim is well worth listening to. Sheargues that American students do so poorly by comparison withstudents in other industrialized countries not because we don'tgive them enough work, but because our teaching is less thoughtful, and because we are obsessed with bureaucratic processes rather thaneducational outcomes." (The New York Times Book Review)

"This is a very fine work-well argued, comprehensive, andauthoritative. It will be treated as a Bible-or, more properly, aConstitution-by those seriously engaged in the improvement ofAmerican public education." (Howard Gardner, professor ofeducation, Harvard University, and author of Leading Minds)

"If only I could get every American who claims to be concernedabout our schools to read this thorough, readable, and brilliantbook. Linda Darling-Hammond knows our schools as no one elsedoes-as a scholar, hands-on researcher, practitioner, concernedcitizen, and parent. She crosses all the boundaries that so oftendivide us. And all sides of her diverse strengths show in her workand in this extraordinary book. As a reader you'll love it, andyou'll come away wise as well." (Deborah Meier, senior fellow, Annenberg Institute of School Reform, author of The Power of TheirIdeas, and principal, The Mission Hill school, Boston)

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