The Right to Learn: A Blueprint for Creating Schools That Work

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John Wiley & Sons, May 12, 1997 - Education - 416 pages
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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.

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Review: The Right to Learn: A Blueprint for Creating Schools That Work

User Review  - Jonna - Goodreads

I'm really enjoying this at the same time that it makes me angry. I had thought that perhaps there was debate about how kids learn, how we could best organize schools for learning, etc. But apparently ... Read full review

Review: The Right to Learn: A Blueprint for Creating Schools That Work

User Review  - Vickie - Goodreads

Kind of cheating, since this is for school. Read full review

Contents

The Right to Learn
1
The Limits of the Education Bureaucracy
37
What Matters for Teaching
69
Copyright

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About the author (1997)

LINDA DARLING-HAMMOND is William F. Russell Professor of education and Co-Director of the National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools, and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University. She lives in New Rochelle, New York with her husband and three children.

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