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The Resource Left back : a century of failed school reforms, Diane Ravitch

Left back : a century of failed school reforms, Diane Ravitch

Label
Left back : a century of failed school reforms
Title
Left back
Title remainder
a century of failed school reforms
Statement of responsibility
Diane Ravitch
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Left Back recounts grandiose efforts by education reformers to use the schools to promote social and political goals, even when they diminished the schools' ability to educate children. It shows how generations of reformers have engaged in social engineering, advocating such innovations as industrial education, intelligence testing, curricular differentiation, and life-adjustment education. These reformers, she demonstrates, simultaneously mounted vigorous campaigns against academic studies." "In describing the wars between competing traditions of education, Ravitch points the way to reviving American education. She argues that all students have the capacity to learn and that all are equally deserving of a solid liberal arts education. Left Back addresses issues of the utmost importance and urgency. It is a large work of history that by recovering the past illuminates a future."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ravitch, Diane
Dewey number
370/.973
Index
index present
LC call number
LA216
LC item number
.R28 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Education
  • Educational change
  • Public schools
  • Éducation
  • Enseignement
  • Écoles publiques
  • Education
  • Educational change
  • Public schools
  • United States
  • Onderwijsvernieuwing
  • Éducation
  • Sociologie de l'éducation
  • Politique et éducation
  • Enseignement
  • Enseignement
  • Écoles publiques
  • Schulreform
  • Öffentliche Schule
  • USA
Label
Left back : a century of failed school reforms, Diane Ravitch
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 529-531) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The educational ladder -- A fork in the road -- The age of the experts -- IQ testing : "this brutal pessimism" -- Instead of the academic curriculum -- On the social frontier -- The public schools respond -- Dissidents and critics -- The great meltdown -- The sixties -- In search of standards -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Select bibliography -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Control code
ocm43790988
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
555 pages
Isbn
9780743203265
Lccn
00038067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o43790988
  • (OCoLC)43790988
Label
Left back : a century of failed school reforms, Diane Ravitch
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 529-531) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The educational ladder -- A fork in the road -- The age of the experts -- IQ testing : "this brutal pessimism" -- Instead of the academic curriculum -- On the social frontier -- The public schools respond -- Dissidents and critics -- The great meltdown -- The sixties -- In search of standards -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Select bibliography -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Control code
ocm43790988
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
555 pages
Isbn
9780743203265
Lccn
00038067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o43790988
  • (OCoLC)43790988

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