Access to Knowledge: The Continuing Agenda for Our Nation's Schools

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John I. Goodlad, Pamela Keating
College Entrance Examination Board, 1994 - Reference - 355 pages
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This ambitious collection of essays by prominent educators, scholars, researchers, and reformers rethinks the problem of failure in our schools and describes the various curricular and structural factors that actually create barriers blocking access to an equal and quality education for all students. The authors examine such vital issues as at-risk and marginal students; striving for gender equity; assessment; tracking; school renewal; school and district organization and the role of state government.

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Contents

Home School and Academic Learning
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jOvercoming Racial Barriers to Equal Access
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Striving for Sex Equity in Schools
91
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John Goodlad was born in British Columbia, Canada, and educated at the University of British Columbia and the University of Chicago. A former dean of the graduate school of education at the University of California at Los Angeles, he has also been a professor of education at the University of Washington. Goodlad has written more than 20 books and hundreds of articles on education. Among his best-known works are The Ecology of School Renewal (1987) and A Place Called School: Prospects for the Future (1984). A major figure in the educational reform movements that began in the 1980s, he has been a leading figure in the field of teacher education for the past 30 years. In addition to his teaching and writing, Goodlad directs the state Partnerships for Educational Renewal throughout the United States, and he also is active in many educational organizations and task forces.

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