Synopses & Reviews
Students learn not just from their classe but from their school's routines and rituals, especially about matters of character, Theodore and Nancy Sizer insist in this groundbreaking book. They convince us once again of what we may have forgotten: We need to create schools that constantly demonstrate a belief in their students. In such schools, children will not only meet important academic goals, but also acquire good intellectual habits and develop their own moral agency. Only then will students go on to make wise and principled decisions--even when their teachers are no longer watching.
In this groundbreaking book, Theodore and Nancy Sizer insist that students learn not just from their classes but from their school's routines and rituals, especially about matters of character. They convince us once again of what we may have forgotten: that we need to create schools that constantly demonstrate a belief in their students.
About the Author
Theodore Sizer (1932-2009) and Nancy Sizer were coprincipals of the Parker Charter High School. Ted was founder of the Coalition of Essential Schools, dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and University Professor emeritus at Brown University. His books include Horace's Compromise, Horace's School, and Horace's Hope. Nancy, who spent twenty-five years as a classroom teacher, is author of Crossing the Stage. Together they are authors of The Students Are Watching.