Horace's School: Redesigning the American High School

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1997 - Education - 238 pages
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Since the late 1970s, Theodore Sizer has studied and worked among hundreds of American high schools. His research was first published in 1984 in Horace's Compromise, and since then, the scope ofally. Sizer now proposes a process of redesign which respects the best of the rich traditions of secondary schooling while doing far more to educate our youth.
 

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HORACE'S SCHOOL: Redesigning the American High School

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A portrait of what an ideal American high school might be like, as envisioned by respected educator Sizer (Education/Brown Univ.). Sizer's earlier Horace's Compromise (1984) was based on intimate ... Read full review

Horace's school: redesigning the American high school

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Sizer is without question one of the most interesting current thinkers on educational reform. His Horace's Compromise ( LJ 2/15/84), a landmark study of 80 high schools nationwide, stimulated ... Read full review

Contents

Horaces Compromise I
1
Putting It Right
9
Horaces Committee
16
Emotions
23
Form 1040
48
Performance from Memory
65
Two Projects
79
Knowledge in Use
98
Exercises for an Early College
118
The Committees Report
135
Policy and Power
169
Will Horace Get His School?
190
Appendix A The Coalition of Essential Schools and
207
Appendix B A Budget and Schedule for Franklin
223
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Theordore R. Sizer, University Professor Emeritus at Brown Universtiy, is the chairman of the coalition of Essential Schools. He lives in Harvard, Massachusetts.

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