Places for learning, places for joy: speculations on American school reform

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Harvard University Press, Jan 1, 1973 - Education - 167 pages
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The author undercuts the bombast of current publicity surrounding school failure and reform, exposing some of the educational delusions Americans tolerate and suggesting more honest approaches to formal education.

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American educator Theodore Sizer was born in New Haven, Connecticut, and was educated at Yale and Harvard universities. He has served as headmaster of Phillips Academy, dean of the Graduate School of Education at Harvard, and is currently professor of education and chairman of the Coalition of Essential Schools at Brown University. For over 25 years, Sizer has been one of the leading critics of American education in the United States, endorsing structural and curricular reform in order to improve the public schools. In addition to being the author of numerous books, he also has written for a number of journals, including Saturday Review and Psychology Today.

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