The Right to Learn

The Right to Learn

A Blueprint for Creating Schools That Work

Book - 1997
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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 Review

One 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.

Baker & Taylor
Describes the policies and practices needed to create learner-centered schools in all types of communities

Book News
Describes the system wide changes in policy and practice needed to make America's both learner centered and learning centered. The author argues that former school reform movements emphasized getting around the system and didn't realize that leaving the system in place was what ultimately doomed their efforts. She argues for an overhaul in education that stresses teachers over bureaucracy, and competence over procedures. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c1997.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780787902612
Branch Call Number: 371.2 DAR
Characteristics: xx, 394 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


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