The Resource The power of their ideas : lessons for America from a small school in Harlem, Deborah Meier

The power of their ideas : lessons for America from a small school in Harlem, Deborah Meier

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The power of their ideas : lessons for America from a small school in Harlem
Title
The power of their ideas
Title remainder
lessons for America from a small school in Harlem
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Meier
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Deborah Meier has for twenty years led one of the most remarkable public schools in the country, Central Park East (CPE) in East Harlem, where 90 percent of the students graduate high school and 90 percent of those go on to college, this in a city where the average graduation rate is 50 percent. CPE is a school where inner-city kids and teachers experience and act on the "power of their ideas," and it has been called the best school in New York City. As founder and advocate, Meier has won national acclaim as a leading voice and visionary writer in education." "In this long-awaited book, Meier issues an eloquent, timely defense of public education. Taking on pessimists and privatizers, she tells us all why public education is vital to the future of our democracy and our kids. Equally important, she shows why good education is possible for all our children, starting with the remarkable success story of Central Park East." "Drawing on her life as a teacher and principal, Meier argues for radical innovation: for breaking up huge schools into small schools; for choice within the public school system; for respect; for teaching that connects learning to real-world activities; for a new ideal of being "well-educated.""--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Meier, Deborah
Dewey number
372.1/0421/0973
Index
no index present
LC call number
LA217.2
LC item number
.M45 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public schools
  • Education
  • School management and organization
  • Teaching
  • Educational innovations
  • Education
  • Educational innovations
  • Public schools
  • School management and organization
  • Teaching
  • United States
  • Innovation
  • Schule
  • New York- Harlem
  • Innovation
  • Schule
  • New York- Harlem
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The power of their ideas : lessons for America from a small school in Harlem, Deborah Meier
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-190)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In defense of public education -- Central Park East: an alternative story -- The school at work -- Myths, lies, and other dangers -- Choice can save public education -- Small schools -- Respect -- Reinventing teaching -- It's academic: why kids don't want to be "well-educated" -- On failure, persistence, and public education
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 190 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036774629
Label
The power of their ideas : lessons for America from a small school in Harlem, Deborah Meier
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-190)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In defense of public education -- Central Park East: an alternative story -- The school at work -- Myths, lies, and other dangers -- Choice can save public education -- Small schools -- Respect -- Reinventing teaching -- It's academic: why kids don't want to be "well-educated" -- On failure, persistence, and public education
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 190 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036774629

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