Synopses & Reviews
Rethinking Schools includes sections on rethinking language arts and social studies curricula, testing and tracking, national education policy, antibias and multicultural education, and building school communities. These articles are practical essays by classroom teachers as well as educators such as Henry Louis Gates Jr., Bill Bigelow, Lisa D. Delpit, and Howard Zinn. Resource lists of relevant books, videos, organizations, and materials on each topic make this a powerful tool for implementing successful school reform.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -269) and index.
About the Author
David Levine is a former high school English teacher. He is currently enrolled at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in the Education Policy Studies graduate program.
Robert Lowe is associate professor of education at the National-Louis University, Evanston, Illinois.
Bob Peterson is an elementary school teacher at La Escuela Rratney in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Rita Tenorio is a bilingual teacher at La Escuela Fratney in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Table of Contents
Multiculturalism : a conversation among different voices / Henry Louis Gates, Jr. -- Taking multicultural, anti-racist education seriously : an interview with Enid Lee -- How well are we nurturing racial and ethnic diversity? / Louise Derman-Sparks -- Trouble over the rainbow / Stan Karp -- Are we acceping too much? / Foyne Mahaffey -- What do we say when we hear "faggot"? / Lenore Gordon -- Building a vision of curriculum reform / David Levine -- Discovering Columbus : rereading the past / Bill Bigelow -- We have no reason to celebrate an invasion : an interview with Susan Shown Harjo --What should children learn? A teacher looks at E.D. Hirsch / Bob Peterson -- Why students should study history : an interview with Howard Zinn -- Distorting Latino history : the California textbook controversy / Elizabeth Martinez -- The lorax : Dr. Seuss revisited and revised / Bill Bigelow -- Whole language : what's the fuss? : an interview with Harvey Daniels -- Whose standard? Teaching standard English in our schools / Linda Christensen -- Teachers, culture, and power : an interview with Lisa Delpit -- Getting off the track : stories from an untracked classroom / Bill Bigelow -- Is your child being tracked? / National Coalition of Education Activists -- Algebra for all : an equation for equity / Barbara Miner -- Standardized tests : a clear and present danger / Terry Meier -- The perils of school vouchers / Robert Lowe -- Is public school "choice" a viable alternative? / Ann Bastian -- Coming to terms with violence in our schools / Pedro Noguera -- The hollow promise of youth apprenticeships / Harvey Kantor -- Beyond pizza sales : parent involvement in the 1990s / The editors of Rethinking schools -- Teachers through history : the myth of a golden age / Robert Lowe -- Preparing teachers for education in a diverse world / Cynthia Ellwood -- Which side are you on? The role of teachers unions in school reform / Bob Peterson -- All children are our children : an interview with Lola Glover.